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column inch

noun, Printing.
type one column wide and 1 inch (2.54 cm) deep.
Origin of column inch
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for column inch
  • It is often found in newspaper articles and is a sure sign somebody is being paid by the word or column inch.
  • The publication fee may be based upon rate per column inch rather than fixed charge per folio.
British Dictionary definitions for column inch

column inch

a unit of measurement for advertising space, one inch deep and one column wide
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