column-inch ˌcolumn-ˈinch noun [countable]
MARKETING a unit of measurement used by people selling advertising space in newspapers and magazines. A column inch of text is a column wide and an inch deep:

• Most small ads fill one or two column inches.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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