C, c: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (s?), [key]
? pl. C's Cs, c's 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
  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.


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


Pronunciation: [key]
? 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.
    1. the first tone, or keynote, in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
    2. a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
    3. a written or printed note representing this tone.
    4. (in the fixed system of solmization) the first tone of the scale of C major, called do.
    5. the tonality having C as the tonic note.
    6. a symbol indicating quadruple time and appearing after the clef sign on a musical staff.
  3. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 100.
  4. Celsius.
  5. centigrade.
    1. capacitance.
    2. a battery size for 1.5 volt dry cells: diameter, 1 in. (2.5 cm); length, 1.9 in. (4.8 cm).
  6. carbon.
    1. charge conjugation.
    2. charm1 (def. 9).
    1. cysteine.
    2. cytosine.
  7. a hundred-dollar bill.
  8. a proportional shoe width size, narrower than D and wider than B.
  9. a proportional brassiere cup size, smaller than D and larger than B.
  10. the lowest quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond.
  11. a high-level programming language often used in conjunction with UNIX and offering a degree of low-level machine control.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. calorie.
  2. candle; candles.
  3. (with a year) about: c1775.
  4. curie; curies.
  5. cycle; cycles.


Pronunciation: [key]
? Symbol.
  1. the velocity of light in a vacuum: approximately 186,000 miles per second or 299,793 kilometers per second.
  2. the velocity of sound.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (in prescriptions) with.


Pronunciation: [key]
  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.


Pronunciation: [key]
? U.S. Mil. U.S. Mil.
  1. (in designations of transport aircraft) cargo: C-54; C-124.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. calorie.
  2. candle; candles.
  3. carat.
  4. carbon.
  5. carton.
  6. case.
  7. catcher.
  8. cathode.
  9. cent; cents.
  10. centavo.
  11. 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.
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