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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for columnar

circular, round, columnar

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Word Origin and History for columnar

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper