column inch


noun Printing.

type one column wide and 1 inch (2.54 cm) deep.

Nearby words

  1. columella,
  2. columelliform,
  3. column,
  4. column chromatography,
  5. column dress,
  6. column of fornix,
  7. column vector,
  8. columna,
  9. columnar,
  10. columnar cell

Origin of column inch

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for column inch

column inch

noun

a unit of measurement for advertising space, one inch deep and one column wide
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