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Colum vs. Column — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Updated on August 30, 2023
Colum is a common misspelling of Column. Column refers to a vertical support structure or a regular section in a periodical.
Colum vs. Column

Difference Between Colum and Column

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Which is correct: Colum or Column

How to spell Column?

Colum

Incorrect Spelling

Column

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Spelling Reminder: Think of the "n" in "Column" as the vertical support that stands at the end of the word.
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Word Familiarity: You read newspaper "columns", not "colums".
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Rhyme Association: "Column" rhymes with "dull 'em", not "colum" which might sound like "column" without the 'n'.
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Visualization: Picture a column as a tall structure with an 'N' at the top.
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Definition Check: Only "Column" has a recognized definition in the English dictionary.
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Compare with Definitions

Colum

Colum is an incorrect spelling of Column.
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Column

A regular section in a newspaper or magazine.
She writes a weekly column on local wildlife.
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Column

A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. In other words, a column is a compression member.
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Column

A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
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Column

Any slender vertical support, as of steel or reinforced concrete.
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Column

Something resembling an architectural column in form or function
A column of mercury in a thermometer.
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Column

One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
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Column

An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
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Column

A feature article that appears regularly in a publication, such as a newspaper.
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Column

A formation, as of troops or vehicles, in which all elements follow one behind the other.
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Column

(Botany)A columnlike structure, especially one formed by the union of a stamen and the style in an orchid flower, or one formed by the united staminal filaments in flowers such as those of the hibiscus or mallow.
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Column

(Anatomy)Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function
The vertebral column.
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Column

(architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
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Column

A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
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Column

A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
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Column

A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
It was too hard to read the text across the whole page, so I split it into two columns.
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Column

A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
Each column inch costs $300 a week; this ad is four columns by three inches, so will run $3600 a week.
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Column

(by extension) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
His initial foray into print media was as the author of a weekly column in his elementary-school newspaper.
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Column

Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
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Column

(botany) The gynostemium
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Column

(chemistry) An object used to separate the different components of a liquid or to purify chemical compounds.
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Column

A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.
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Column

Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendôme; the spinal column.
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Column

A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; - contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
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Column

A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; - in distinction from "line", where they are side by side.
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Column

A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.
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Column

A perpendicular line of figures.
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Column

The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
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Column

One of a series of articles written in a periodical, usually under the same title and at regular intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as an editorial column.
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Column

A line of (usually military) units following one after another
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Column

A vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
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Column

A linear array of numbers one above another
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Column

Anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower;
The test tube held a column of white powder
A tower of dust rose above the horizon
A thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite
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Column

An article giving opinions or perspectives
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Column

A vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
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Column

(architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
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Column

A vertical architectural structure that supports a building.
Ancient Greek temples are known for their ornate columns.
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Column

A vertical division of facts or figures in a table or list.
The spreadsheet has a column for each month.
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Column

A formation of troops or vehicles in a line.
The soldiers marched in a column.
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Column

A vertical cylindrical object.
The tall column of smoke could be seen from miles away.
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Common Curiosities

What is the root word of Column?

The root word is the Latin "columna."
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What is the pronunciation of Column?

It's pronounced as "KOL-uhm."
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Which vowel is used before Column?

Typically, "a" as in "a column."
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What is the verb form of Column?

"Column" itself doesn't have a verb form. However, related actions might be "columnize" or "arrange in columns."
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Which preposition is used with Column?

"In" as in "in the column."
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What is the plural form of Column?

Columns.
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Is Column an adverb?

No, Column is not an adverb.
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Is Column a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it's descriptive.
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Is Column a noun or adjective?

Column is primarily a noun.
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Why is it called Column?

It originates from the Latin word "columna", meaning "pillar."
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Is the word Column is imperative?

No, Column is not imperative.
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What is the singular form of Column?

Column.
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Which conjunction is used with Column?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on sentence structure.
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Is Column an abstract noun?

No, it's primarily a concrete noun.
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Is Column a countable noun?

Yes, you can have one column, two columns, etc.
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Is the Column term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.
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Is the word “Column” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

It can be either, depending on sentence structure.
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What is another term for Column?

Pillar or post.
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Which determiner is used with Column?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "an" can be used.
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Which article is used with Column?

"A" or "the" can be used, depending on the context.
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Is Column a vowel or consonant?

"Column" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
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Is the word Column is Gerund?

No, Column is not a gerund.
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What is a stressed syllable in Column?

The first syllable "Col" is stressed.
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What is the opposite of Column?

In architectural terms, a beam (horizontal counterpart).
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Is Column a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
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How many syllables are in Column?

There are two syllables.
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What is the first form of Column?

Column, being a noun, doesn't have verb forms like first, second, or third.
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What is the third form of Column?

N/A (see previous answer).
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How do we divide Column into syllables?

Col-umn.
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What part of speech is Column?

It's a noun.
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What is the second form of Column?

N/A (see previous answer).
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How is Column used in a sentence?

The old mansion had large stone columns at the entrance.
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