columnar

[ kuh-luhm-ner ]
/ kəˈlʌm nər /

adjective

shaped like a column.
characterized by columns: columnar architecture.
Also co·lum·nal. printed, arranged, etc., in columns: data in columnar form.

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Origin of columnar

1720–30; < Late Latin columnāris, equivalent to column(a) column + -āris -ar1
Related formscol·um·nar·i·ty [kol-uh m-nar-i-tee] /ˌkɒl əmˈnær ɪ ti/, noun
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Word Origin and History for columnar

columnar


adj.

1728, from Late Latin columnaris "rising in the form of a pillar," from columna "column" (see column).

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