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column inch

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a unit of measurement for advertising space, one inch deep and one column wide
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col′umn inch′


n.
type or space one column wide and 1 in. (2.54 cm) deep, used esp. in measuring printed advertisements.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.column inch - a unit of measurement for advertising space
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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