c meaning

Pronunciation:   "c" in a sentence
Noun: c  see
  1. 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
    - speed of light, light speed 
  2. The 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
    - C
Adjective: c  see
  1. Being ten more than ninety
    - hundred, one hundred, 100
Noun: C  see
  1. A degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
    - degree centigrade, degree Celsius 
  2. Street names for cocaine
    - coke, blow, nose candy, snow 
  3. (music) the keynote of the scale of C major 
  4. A unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
    - coulomb, ampere-second 
  5. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
    - vitamin C, ascorbic acid 
  6. One of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
    - deoxycytidine monophosphate 
  7. Ten 10s
    - hundred, 100, century, one C 
  8. A base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
    - cytosine 
  9. An abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    - carbon, atomic number 6 
  10. A general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system 
  11. Temperature measurement on the Celsius scale (where water freezes at zero degrees and boils at 100 degrees; unit divisions are equal to the kelvin, with zero kelvin being -273.15 C)
    - centigrade, Celsius

Derived forms: Cs, cs

See also: cardinal

Type of: alphabetic character, antioxidant, base, charge unit, chemical element, cocain, cocaine, constant, degree, element, keynote, large integer, letter, letter of the alphabet, nucleotide, programing language [US], programming language, pyrimidine, quantity unit, speed, tonic, velocity, water-soluble vitamin

Part of: abcoulomb, ampere-minute, black gold, coal, crude, crude oil, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, fossil oil, Latin alphabet, limestone, oil, petroleum, ribonucleic acid, RNA, rock oil, Roman alphabet

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On drawings, abbr. for course.


Abbr. for centigrade or “Celsius.”

centigrade; clock; compromise band; coverage factor; creeping line pattern

1. Abbreviation of CAPACITANCE.
2. Symbol for COLLECTOR of a transistor.
3. Symbol for CARBON.
4. Abbreviation of CELSIUS.
5. Symbol for COULOMB.
6. Abbreviation of CALORIE.

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  1. vitamin c is destroyed when overheated.
  2. it contains vitamin a and vitamin c.
  3. c is the set of contracted ideas in a.
  4. the thermometer registered 32 c.
  5. c is a positive constant, the spring constant.

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