a column whose relative dimensions ensure that when it is overloaded it fails by crushing, rather than buckling
What Is “GOP” Short For?The Republican party has a lot of history. Its origins are interesting in their own right, but one particular part of the party's history is its nickname: the GOP. Where did this nickname come from and what in the world does it mean?
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A short-column test is then advisable as a means of interpreting the results of a long-column test.The Psychology of Arithmetic|Edward L. Thorndike