A column usually refers in common terms to an arrangement of objects, shapes, and numbers, one above the other. You may have seen pillars in monuments. They are examples of columns in normal life. In this article, you will learn about columns in detail and the difference between columns and rows. A short and interesting poem is given which will make the difference between a column and row clear.
Difference Between Column and Rows
We often get confused between rows and columns. Row and columns can be seen everywhere. In simple language, we can say that rows are groups of cells placed horizontally and columns are groups of cells that go from top to bottom or bottom to top.
Rows and Columns
There is a famous and interesting poem that will help you to understand the difference between rows and columns. Let’s Sing!
Row, row, row your boat
All across the seal
Left to right and right to left,
Side to side we be,
Columns, columns, up and down
Like Lincoln’s monument
Top to bottom goes the column
Even on ONE CENT!
Do You Know?
A column is also a formation of the military where soldiers march in one or more lines such that the column length is much longer than the width. For example, there could be two or three lines of hundred soldiers.
Different types of publications such as magazines and newspapers usually organise paragraphs in such a way that they form multiple columns. The terminology "column" in publications refers to a short, recurring section of the publication written by writers.
In this article, we learnt about columns. When you will go to higher classes, you will learn the concept of columns in Maths where columns are used such as the column method of addition and subtraction and column matrix. These all concepts of maths are based on the arrangement of the numbers in columns.