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C

c

Pronunciation: (sē), [key]
n.,
pl. C's or Cs, c's or cs.

1. the third letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by the letter C or c, as in cat, race, or circle.
3. something having the shape of a C.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter C or c.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter C or c.

C




1. cocaine.
2. Gram.complement.
3. consonant.
4. coulomb.
5. county (used with a number to designate a county road): C55.

C




Symbol.
1. the third in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in school or college, indicating the quality of a student's work as fair or average.
3. Music.
a. the first tone, or keynote, in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
b. a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
c. a written or printed note representing this tone.
d. (in the fixed system of solmization) the first tone of the scale of C major, called do.
e. the tonality having C as the tonic note.
f. a symbol indicating quadruple time and appearing after the clef sign on a musical staff.
4. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 100.
5. Celsius.
6. centigrade.
7. Elect.
a. capacitance.
b. a battery size for 1.5 volt dry cells: diameter, 1 in. (2.5 cm); length, 1.9 in. (4.8 cm).
8. Chem.carbon.
9. Physics.
a. charge conjugation.
b. charm1 (def. 9).
10. Biochem.
a. cysteine.
b. cytosine.
11. Also,C-note. Slang.a hundred-dollar bill.
12. a proportional shoe width size, narrower than D and wider than B.
13. a proportional brassiere cup size, smaller than D and larger than B.
14. the lowest quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond.
15. Computers.a high-level programming language often used in conjunction with UNIX and offering a degree of low-level machine control.

c




1. calorie.
2. Optics.candle; candles.
3. (with a year) about: c1775.
4. Physics, Chem.curie; curies.
5. cycle; cycles.

c




Symbol.
1. Optics, Physics.the velocity of light in a vacuum: approximately 186,000 miles per second or 299,793 kilometers per second.
2. Acoustics, Physics.the velocity of sound.

c




(in prescriptions) with.

C.




1. Calorie.
2. Cape.
3. Catholic.
4. Celsius.
5. Celtic.
6. Centigrade.
7. College.
8. (in Costa Rica and El Salvador) colon; colons.
9. Congress.
10. Conservative.

C-



U.S. Mil.
(in designations of transport aircraft) cargo: C-54; C-124.

c.




1. calorie.
2. Optics.candle; candles.
3. carat.
4. carbon.
5. carton.
6. case.
7. Baseball.catcher.
8. cathode.
9. cent; cents.
10. centavo.
11. Football.center.
12. centigrade.
13. centime.
14. centimeter.
15. century.
16. chairman; chairperson.
17. chapter.
18. chief.
19. child.
20. church.
21. (with a year) about: c. 1775.
22. cirrus.
23. city.
24. cloudy.
25. cognate.
26. color.
27. gallon.
28. copper.
29. copyright.
30. corps.
31. cubic.
32. (in prescriptions) with.
33. cycle; cycles.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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