Columnal: "Columnar"

Columnar: "of, relating to, resembling, or characterized by columns"

Tabular: "of, relating to, or arranged in a table"

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    Well, "riotous" comes to mind, but that's probably not the sense you had in mind. – Hot Licks Jul 30 '15 at 3:12
  • Suggest a sentence where you would use the adjective you are looking for. You may find useful: In a row, in a series without interruption They've won six games in a row. idioms.thefreedictionary.com/in+a+row – user66974 Jul 30 '15 at 6:35
  • Perhaps "row-wise", to distinguish from "columnar"? Still doesn't quite fit though... – Sawbones Jul 30 '15 at 15:26


of or relating to a thing's position in a series

Source: Google "ordinal definition" I don't know what Google's source for definitions is.


A row is basically a group of something arranged in a line. A row of houses. A row of seats. It rained for five days in a row.

Hence, a good word to describe something relating to a row would be linear.


lateral -

of or relating to the side

Seems so obvious in retrospect, but I spent an inordinate [pun] amount of time futzing through parallel and translateral before realizing that lateral is Latinate, from lateralis, as is columnar from columnaris.

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