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Definition of colon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    colon

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈkoʊlən//
     
     
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  1. 1the mark ( : ) used to introduce a list, a summary, an explanation, etc. or before reporting what someone has said compare semicolon
  2. 2(anatomy) the main part of the large intestine (= part of the bowel )
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