Difference between Row and Column

Row

Row is the horizontal arrangement of the objects, words, numbers and data or any thing. In this type of arrangement, objects are arranged on the horizontal line. Even if the data, or line runs from right to left, or from left to right, this type of arrangement is known as the rows. The term row is widely used in different fields; nowadays it has most prominent usage on the spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel.

Column

Column is the vertical arrangement of the objects, words, numbers and data or any thing. In this type of arrangement, objects are arranged one after the other in the sequence. In other words, we can say that in this arrangement the data is organized in such a form that each of the words, figure or number falls to the other in the sequence. As the columns are split in the form of lines, it increases the readability and attractiveness of the table. In spreadsheets like MS-Excel, the heading of the rows is denoted using the letters. The newspapers are one of the best examples of the columns as in here the articles are divided in the form of upward and going downward.

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Difference between Rows and Column

COMPARISON ROWS COLUMNS

Meaning

An order in which people, objects or figures are placed alongside or in a straight line is called a row. Column is a vertical division of facts, figures or any other details on the basis of category.

Arrangement

Left to right Top to bottom

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