Definitions for c

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

C, c*si(n.)(pl.)Cs; C's, cs; c's

  1. the third letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like aC.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter C or


* for 1-4 ..


  1. Gram. complement.

    Category: Education, Grammar

  2. consonant.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. coulomb.

    Category: Physics

  4. county (used with a number to designate a county road):



  1. the third in order or in a series.

  2. (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark indicating fair or average quality.

    Category: Education

  3. the tonic note of the C major scale. a tonality having C as the tonic. a written or printed note representing this tone. (in the fixed system of solmization) the first tone of the scale of C major, called the tonality having C as the tonic note. a symbol indicating quadruple time and appearing after the clef sign on a musical staff.


    Category: Music and Dance

  4. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 100.

  5. a powerful high-level computer programming language suitable for creating operating systems and complex applications.

    Category: Computers

  6. Celsius.

    Category: Physics

  7. centigrade.

    Category: Physics

  8. capacitance.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  9. carbon.

    Category: Chemistry

  10. cysteine. cytosine.

  11. Ref: Also, C-note.

* Symbol..


  1. Optics. candle.

    Category: Optics

  2. (with a year) about: c1775.

  3. curie.

  4. cycle.

Origin of c:

< L circā, circiter, circum


  1. the velocity of light in a vacuum: approximately 186,000 miles per second or 299,793 km per second.

    Category: Optics, Physics

  2. the velocity of sound.

    Category: Physics


  1. Calorie.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  2. Cape.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. Catholic.

    Category: Religion

  4. College.

    Category: Education

  5. colon.

    Category: Numismatics

  6. Congress.

    Category: Government

  7. Conservative.

    Category: Government


  1. calorie.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  2. Optics. candle.

    Category: Optics

  3. carat.

    Category: Jewelry

  4. Baseball. catcher.

    Category: Sport

  5. cent.

    Category: Numismatics

  6. centavo.

    Category: Numismatics

  7. Football. center.

    Category: Sport

  8. centigrade.

    Category: Physics

  9. centime.

    Category: Numismatics

  10. centimeter.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  11. century.

  12. chapter.

  13. (with a year) about: c. 1775.

  14. cognate.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  15. copyright.

  16. cubic.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  17. cycle.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of c.:

< L circā

Princeton's WordNet

  1. degree centigrade, degree Celsius, C(noun)

    a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

  2. speed of light, light speed, c(noun)

    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

  3. vitamin C, C, ascorbic acid(noun)

    a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

  4. deoxycytidine monophosphate, C(noun)

    one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

  5. cytosine, C(noun)

    a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine

  6. carbon, C, atomic number 6(noun)

    an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

  7. hundred, 100, C, century, one C(noun)

    ten 10s

  8. coulomb, C, ampere-second(noun)

    a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

  9. C(noun)

    a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system

  10. C(noun)

    (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

  11. C, c(noun)

    the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

  12. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C(adj)

    street names for cocaine

  13. hundred, one hundred, 100, c(adj)

    being ten more than ninety

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. C(noun)ˈi

    a grade given to a student for work that is average in quality

    I got a C in history.

  2. C(abbreviation)ˈi


    24; º C

  3. Cˈi


    © K Dictionaries

  4. Cˈi

    indicates a cup as a measurement in recipes

    2 c flour


  1. c(Noun)

    The middle tone in either one of the sets of seven white keys on a keyboard or a set of seven strings on a stringed instrument.

  2. C(Noun)

    A musical note; middle c.

  3. C

    An academic grade better than a D and worse than a B.

  4. C(Symbol)

    A standard size of dry cell battery between A and D.

  5. C(Symbol)

    Guitar chord u2013 C u2013 Played 0 1 0 2 3 0.

  6. C(ProperNoun)

    A particular high-level programming language from which many others are derived.

  7. C(ProperNoun)

    Head of the Secret Intelligence Service.

  8. C(ProperNoun)

    A multi-paradigm high-level compiled programming language developed from C.

  9. C(Noun)

    An academic grade issued by certain institutions. Slightly better than a C and slightly worse than a B-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. C

    c 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. In Anglo-Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman Conquest, it always has the sound of k. The Latin C was the same letter as the Greek /, /, and came from the Greek alphabet. The Greeks got it from the Ph/nicians. The English name of C is from the Latin name ce, and was derived, probably, through the French. Etymologically C is related to g, h, k, q, s (and other sibilant sounds). Examples of these relations are in L. acutus, E. acute, ague; E. acrid, eager, vinegar; L. cornu, E. horn; E. cat, kitten; E. coy, quiet; L. circare, OF. cerchier, E. search

  2. C

    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

  3. C

    c after the clef is the mark of common time, in which each measure is a semibreve (four fourths or crotchets); for alla breve time it is written /

  4. C

    the "C clef," a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff, shows that line to be middle C

  5. C

    as a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or 100, CC for 200, etc


  1. C

    C is the third letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used to represent one hundred in Roman numerals.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. C

    1. The third letter of the English alphabet. 2. ASCII 1000011.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'c' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4605

Translations for c

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

C(written abbreviation)

Celsius or centigrade

20; C (= twenty degrees Celsius/centigrade).

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