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noun [countable]     column pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    something that rises up into the air in a straight line

    a column of steam and ash

  2. 3
    a series of short lines of writing or numbers arranged one below the other on a page

    the left-hand column

    a column of text

  3. 4
    a regular newspaper or magazine article on a particular subject or by a particular reporter

    He writes a weekly column for USA Today.

    an advice column

  4. 5
    a long line of people or vehicles moving together

    a column of soldiers

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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