col

[kol; French kawl]
noun, plural cols [kolz; French kawl] .
1.
Physical Geography. a pass or depression in a mountain range or ridge.
2.
Meteorology. the region of relatively low pressure between two anticyclones.

Origin:
1850–55; < French < Latin collum neck

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COL

cost of living.

col-

1
variant of com- before l: collateral.

col-

2
variant of colo- before a vowel: colectomy.

col.

1
(in prescriptions) strain.

Origin:
< Latin colā

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col (kɒl, French kɔl)
 
n
1.  the lowest point of a ridge connecting two mountain peaks, often constituting a pass
2.  meteorol a pressure region between two anticyclones and two depressions, associated with variable weather
 
[C19: from French: neck, col, from Latin collum neck]

col.
 
abbreviation for
column

Col.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Colombia(n)
2.  Colonel
3.  Bible Colossians

col-1
 
prefix
a variant of com- : collateral

col-2
 
prefix
a variant of colo- : colectomy

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col (kŏl)
n.
A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

col- 1
pref.
Variant of com-.

col- 2
pref.
Variant of colo-.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Col
colonial
COL
  1. Colorado Rockies

  2. Columba (constellation)

  3. computer-oriented language

  4. cost of living

  5. Council on Ocean Law

col.
  1. collect

  2. college

  3. colony

  4. colophon

  5. color

  6. column

Col.
  1. Colombia

  2. Colombian

  3. colonel

  4. Colorado

  5. Colossians

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The concept of leaderless resistance was reportedly developed by col.
The naming of the town was left to the toss of a coin between col.
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