Translation of colon in Spanish:

colon

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlən/

n

  • 1 [Anat] colon (m)
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    • He sustained a punctured colon, a collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver and kidney.
    • A second surgery the following day revealed a hole the size of pencil eraser in the colon where the two sections had been sutured together.
    • Its goal is the purification and rejuvenation of the colon, because the colon is linked to all the other organs and tissues of the body.
  • 2 (in punctuation) dos puntos (mpl)
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    • But it's hard enough for some people to acquire an instinctive sense of the different uses of commas, let alone the employment of colons and semi-colons.
    • Programming languages often consist of a seemingly random usage of parenthesis, brackets, asterisks, slashes, colons and semi-colons.
    • In less formal writing, the dash is often a catch-all mark to take the place of both colon and semicolon, obviating the need to distinguish them or think about more subtle kinds of punctuation.
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    • Time is in army format without the colon between hours and minutes.

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