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col noun 1 geol in a mountain range: a pass between two adjacent peaks, or the lowest point in a ridge, often used for lines of communication, eg roads. 2 meteorol in a weather chart: a zone of low pressure and light winds between two anticyclones.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c: French, meaning 'neck'.
Col. abbreviation 1 Colonel. 2 US state Colorado. 3 Bible Colossians.
col. abbreviation 1 colour. 2 column.
con-, col-, com- or cor- prefix found usually in words derived from Latin: with or together, sometimes used with emphatic or intensifying effect.
ETYMOLOGY: From Latin com-, form of cum together with.
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