Sinonimi: Costa Rican colon | El Salvadoran colon
1. The basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; SYN. Costa Rican colon.
2. The basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos; SYN. El Salvadoran colon.
A colonial farmer or plantation owner.
1. Village in Michigan (USA); zip code 49040.
2. Village in Nebraska (USA); zip code 68018.
ETYM Latin colon, colum, limb, member, the largest of the intestines, from Greek: cf. French colon. Related to Colic.
In anatomy, the main part of the large intestine, between the cecum and rectum. Water and mineral salts are absorbed from undigested food in the colon, and the residue passes as feces toward the rectum.
Part of large intestine from cecum to rectum; punctuation mark (:).
The part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.
1. (pl. cola) A rhythmical unit of an utterance; specifically in Greek or Latin verse; a system or series of from two to not more than six feet having a principal accent and forming part of a line.
2. (pl. colons) A punctuation mark; used chiefly to direct attention to matter (as a list, explanation, quotation, or amplification) that follows; the sign; used between the parts of a numerical expression of time in hours and minutes (as in 1:15) or in hours, minutes, and seconds (as in 8:25:30), in a bibliographical reference (as in Nation 130:20), in a ratio where it is usually read as (as in 4:1 read), or in a proportion where it is usually read as or when doubled as (as in 2:1::8:4 read).
In punctuation, a mark (:) commonly used before a direct quotation (She said: “Leave it out”) or a list, or to add detail to a statement (“That is his cat: the fluffy white one”).
A punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter).
Second largest city in Panama, at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal; It has a special economic zone (created 1948) used by foreign companies to avoid taxes on completed products in their home countries; $2 billion worth of goods passed through the zone in 1987, from dozens of countries and 600 companies. Unemployment in the city of Colón, outside the zone, was over 25% in 1991.
Founded 1850, and named Aspinwall 1852, it was renamed Colón 1890 in honor of the explorer Christopher Columbus.