Meaning of COLON in English

~ 1 [ 'kəʊlən ]

■ noun

1》 a punctuation mark (:) used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation.

2》 this mark used in various technical and formulaic contexts, for example a statement of proportion between two numbers.


C16: via L. from Gk kōlon 'limb, clause'.


~ 2 [ 'kəʊlən , -lɒn ]

■ noun Anatomy the main part of the large intestine, which passes from the caecum to the rectum.


ME: via L. from Gk kolon .

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