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c or C (siː Pronunciation for )

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noun

Word forms:   plural c's, C's, Cs
  1. the third letter and second consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually either a voiceless alveolar fricative, as in cigar, or a voiceless velar stop, as in case
  3. the third in a series, esp the third highest grade in an examination
    1. something shaped like a C
    2. (in combination)   ⇒ a C-spring

c

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symbol for

  1. centi-
  2. cubic
  3. cycle
  4. (mathematics) constant
  5. specific heat capacity
  6. the speed of light and other types of electromagnetic radiation in a vacuum
  7. (chess) See algebraic notation

C

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symbol for

  1. (music)
    1. a note having a frequency of 261.63 hertz (middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the first degree of a major scale containing no sharps or flats (C major)
    2. a key, string, or pipe producing this note
    3. the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
    4. a time signature denoting four crotchet beats to the bar See also alla breve (sense 2), common time
  2. (chemistry) carbon
  3. (biochemistry) cytosine
  4. capacitance
  5. heat capacity
  6. cold (water)
  7. (physics) compliance
  8. Celsius
  9. centigrade
  10. century   ⇒ C20
  11. coulomb
  12. (Roman numeral) 100 See Roman numerals

abbreviation for

  1. Cuba (international car registration)

noun

  1. a computer programming language combining the advantages of a high-level language with the ability to address the computer at a level comparable with that of an assembly language

(c)

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symbol for

  1. copyright

c.

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abbreviation for

  1. carat
  2. (cricket) caught
  3. cent(s)
  4. century or centuries
  5. (used esp preceding a date) circa   ⇒ c. 1800

Word Origin

(for sense 5) Latin: about

c/-

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abbreviation for

(Australian, in addresses)
  1. care of

C-

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abbreviation for

(of US military aircraft)
  1. cargo transport   ⇒ C-5

C.

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abbreviation for

  1. (on maps as part of name) Cape
  2. Catholic
  3. Celtic
  4. Conservative
  5. Corps

©

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symbol for

  1. copyright

Example Sentences Including 'c'

Although she would not, could not, tell anyone c how she longed to!
Haines, Pamela The Golden Lion
For this reason c has been preferred to k in both Eldarin languages.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
He was sure that she must be frozen --- Wesley's child He was --- C... c... c... c... --- so icy.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
I have told my grandmother that a friend of the von Arzfelds, who has stayed there, wishes to c all on her.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
Salisbury Plain is a) flat, b) plain, c ) cold, and d) preparing to receive sweeping gusts of rain.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
There's a special bonus if you can hit the c of Scottish, she said.
Various Looking For the Spark
`Susan's having an affair with (a) Clive Rappaport, (b) Lambert, ( c ) you.
Weldon, Fay Splitting

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