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English noun: colon

1. colon (body) the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted


Broader (hypernym)large intestine


Narrower (hyponym)ascending colon, descending colon, megacolon, sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure, transverse colon


Part holonymsigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus

2. colon (quantity) the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos


SynonymsEl Salvadoran colon


Broader (hypernym)El Salvadoran monetary unit


Part holonymcentavo

3. colon (quantity) the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos


SynonymsCosta Rican colon


Broader (hypernym)Costa Rican monetary unit


Part holonymcentimo

4. Colon (location) a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal


SynonymsAspinwall


Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center


Part meronymPanama, Republic of Panama

5. colon (communication) a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark









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