colon - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈkəʊlɒn/
singularcolon
pluralcolons
  1. 1
    the symbol : used in writing, for example before an explanation or list. A colon is a punctuation mark.
  2. 2
    medical the lower part of your bowel (=the tube that takes waste out of your body)