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Columbian

[kuh-luhm-bee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. Literary. pertaining to America or the United States.
  2. pertaining to Christopher Columbus.
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noun
  1. Printing. a 16-point type of a size between English and great primer.
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Origin of Columbian

1750–60; Columbi(a) + -an or Columb(us) + -ian
Related formspost-Co·lum·bi·an, adjective
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Columbian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the United States
  2. relating to Christopher Columbus
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noun
  1. a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 16 point; two-line Brevier
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