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Definitions of C

  1. being ten more than ninety
  2. a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
  3. an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
  4. ten 10s
  5. a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
  6. a degree on the Centigrade scale of temperature
  7. the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299, 792, 458 meters per second
  8. street names for cocaine
  9. the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
  10. a general- purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
  11. The keynote of the normal or natural scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same.
  12. The clef, a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff, shows that line to be middle C.
  13. is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g ( in go); its original value being the latter.
  14. As a numeral, stands for Latin centum or 100, Cfor 200, etc.
  15. Abbreviation for cylinder or cylindrical lens, centigrade or Celsius, contraction, closure ( of an electrical circuit), and congius ( gallon). Chemical symbol for carbon.
  16. Third letter of the alphabet. As a Roman numeral, 100.
  17. The third letter in the English alphabet.
  18. Is the third letter and second consonant of the English alphabet. Before a, o, u, I, and r, it has a hard or close sound, like k; and before e, i, and y, it has a soft or sibilant sound, precisely like s. When combined with the letter h, it has three different sounds: the first is equivalent to tsh, as in chair, church; the second is equivalent to k, as in character, chemistry; and the third, occurring only in a few words, derived from the French; also in several words when preceded by n, flinch, bench, is equivalent to sh, as in chaise, chemise.
  19. As an abbreviation, stands for Christ, as A. C. for ante Christum; also for companion, as C. B., Companion of the Bath. On medals, C stands for many names of persons, as caesar, Caius. Cassius, Carolus, & c.; and also of offices, as Censor, Consul.
  20. As a numeral, stands for 100, CC for 200,& c.
  21. In music, when placed after the clef, is the mark of common time; and when a bar is perpendicularly drawn through it, alla- breve time, or a quicker movement, is indicated. C is also the first note of the diatonic scale, answering to the do of the Italians, and the ut of the French.
  22. For L. centum, a hundred.
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Usage examples for C

  1. By the 33d Victoria, c. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. It was the O. C. 's voice. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  3. O. C. French, a white Republican. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  4. When the Coronation honours were announced in 1902, Colonel Edward Matthey, V. D., received the C. B., a fitting award for his long services to the Volunteer Force. – Short History of the London Rifle Brigade by Unknown
  5. Group C.- Those which will dye the silk only in a cold bath. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  6. His name was C. Haller. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  7. The C. O. looked up. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. C- W 3h 00m 02s. – Lectures in Navigation by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  9. Several hours later C. returned. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  10. " You are a c- c- comfort, Meriwether," she said more calmly. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. By omnibus, 30 c. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  12. On the second hall were three rooms, A, B and C. Room C was next the avenue. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  13. It was Marc Lemarc asking for Drennen. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  14. " 'Yours very faithful, C. Kamworth, Hydrabad Cottage. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  15. And that's C, said his mother. – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  16. Some A is C. . – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  17. 155; R. C. Smith's Gram. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. R. S. C., 1902, I, 127- 128; Morgan, Can. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  19. C. T. Price of No. 2 company had been killed and Lieuts. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  20. S- she's c- capable of having me s- shot! – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
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