What does ARC mean?

Definitions for ARCɑrk; ˈɑr kɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ARC.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)

    electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

  2. arc(noun)

    a continuous portion of a circle

  3. bow, arc(verb)

    something curved in shape

  4. arch, curve, arc(verb)

    form an arch or curve

    "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"


  1. arc(Noun)

    That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.

  2. arc(Noun)

    A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.

  3. arc(Noun)

    A curve, in general.

  4. arc(Noun)

    A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.

  5. arc(Noun)

    A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.

  6. arc(Noun)

    A story arc.

  7. arc(Noun)

    A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically ) into a space.

  8. arc(Noun)

    A directed edge.

  9. arc(Verb)

    To move following a curved path.

  10. arc(Verb)

    To form an electrical arc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arc(noun)

    a portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse

  2. Arc(noun)

    a curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant

  3. Arc(noun)

    an arch

  4. Arc(noun)

    the apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night

  5. Origin: [F. arc, L. arcus bow, arc. See Arch, n.]


  1. ARC

    ARC is a lossless data compression and archival format by System Enhancement Associates. It was very popular during the early days of networked dial-up BBS. The file format and the program were both called ARC. The ARC program made obsolete the previous use of a combination of the SQ program to compress files and the LU program to create .LBR archives, by combining both compression and archiving functions into a single program. Unlike ZIP, ARC is incapable of compressing entire directory trees. The format was subject to controversy in the 1980s—an important event in debates over what would later be known as open formats. The .arc file extension is often used for several file archive-like file types. For example, the Internet Archive uses its own ARC format to store multiple web resources into a single file. The FreeArc archiver also uses .arc extension, but uses a completely different file format. Nintendo uses an unrelated 'ARC' format for resources, such as MIDI and voice samples, in GameCube and Wii games. Several unofficial extractors exist for this type of ARC file.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arc

    ärk, n. a segment of a circle or other curve. [O. Fr.—L. arcus, a bow.]

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  1. ARC

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Anagrams for ARC »

  1. RAC

  2. car, Car, CAR

  3. RCA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARC in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A "Szépség" nem áll sem a csábító vonzó arc!

  2. Redmond Burke:

    The arc of people's lives get determined in these conferences.

  3. Christopher Hart:

    We know there was an arc, but we don’t know why there was an arc.

  4. Criminal Defense Attorney Jolanda Jones:

    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

  5. Michael Greenstone:

    I think the dam will break at some point, the arc of history bends towards truth.

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