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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. = concentration

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'

(a) a nutritious pie filling (b) Sydney Devine ( c ) a pretence (d) a large sword.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Although she would not, could not, tell anyone c how she longed to!
Haines, Pamela The Golden Lion
Correct answer c Women love admissions of failure (shows you're not too macho), and cries for help awaken their motherly instincts.
Maxim (2004)
Correct answer c You're showing your willingness to retrain your mouth to suit her and giving her an opportunity to open up.
Maxim (2004)
England First Innings 185 Second Innings M A Atherton c Gilchrist b Warne... 51 M E Trescothick c Gilchrist b Warne.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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)
Here's a multiple choice question: are French actresses supposed to be a) moody, b) stylish, or c ) sexy?
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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
Or c ), a rival local consultant who previously ran the local council.
Country Life (2004)
Salisbury Plain is a) flat, b) plain, c ) cold, and d) preparing to receive sweeping gusts of rain.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
Terms and Conditions About Us Contact Us Subscriptions Links Privacy Policy How to Advertise c Copyright Horse & Hound / IPC Media
Country Life (2004)
The c words sound too untrusting, indirect, weak and manipulative.
John Gray MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS: Get seriously involved with the classic guide to surviving the opposite sex (2002)
There's a special bonus if you can hit the c of Scottish, she said.
Various Looking For the Spark
Yet another i/ c party, `Corporal Allan, follow me, folks.
Alexander Games (compiler) THE ESSENTIAL SPIKE MILLIGAN (2002)
`Susan's having an affair with (a) Clive Rappaport, (b) Lambert, ( c ) you.
Weldon, Fay Splitting
a) Cote Rotie and Hermitage in Northern Rhone b) Mercurey and Morgon in Burgundy c ) Bourg and Blaye in Bordeaux.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
c ) How many `shoulds', `musts' and `oughts' are in how you're talking to yourself?
Gwyneth Lewis SUNBATHING IN THE RAIN (2002)
c ) Under work or stress conditions, her response to the glucose and the adrenal compensation would be more severe.
Martin Budd N.D., D.O. WHY CAN'T I LOSE WEIGHT: Is Your Weight Gain a Symptom of a Hidden Health Problem? (2002)
c ) put a nasty rip in the other leg and tell her grunge is back?
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
c The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
Carole Gaskell YOUR POCKET LIFE COACH: 10 minutes a day to transform your life and your work (2001)

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