Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A programming language widely used for systems programming.
  • The symbol for the element carbon.
  • The symbol for the Roman numeral one hundred.
  • The symbol for the speed of light in a vacuum.
  • The symbol for capacitance.
  • The symbol for charge conjugation.
  • abbr. Celsius
  • abbr. centigrade
  • abbr. Physics charm
  • abbr. cold
  • abbr. consonant
  • abbr. coulomb
  • abbr. cytosine

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • n. cardinal number one hundred (100).
  • n. Carbon.
  • n. Symbol for the coulomb, an SI unit of electric charge.
  • n. Cocaine.
  • n. The digit for 12.
  • n. IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for any cytosine
  • n. IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for cysteine
  • n. Symbol for the company Citigroup Inc on the NYSE
  • n. differentiable class
  • n. denotes the constant of integration
  • n. The third letter of the English alphabet, called cee and written in the Latin script.
  • n. The ordinal number third, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called cee and written in the Latin script.
  • n. A standard size of dry cell battery between A and D.
  • n. Guitar chord – C – Played 0 1 0 2 3 0.
  • n. $100; a c-note.
  • n. The first note in the C chromatic and major scales.
  • n. An academic grade better than a D and worse than a B.
  • proper n. A particular high-level programming language from which many others are derived.
  • proper n. Head of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Etymologies

From Etruscan 𐌂 (C), from Greek Γ (G, "Gamma"), from Phoenician 𐤂 (G, "gimmel"). (Wiktionary)
A standardization of Ɔ and C because the latter happens to be an abbreviation of Latin centum ("hundred"), from abbreviation of ƆIC, an alternate form of >I<, from tally stick markings resembling Ж (a superimposed X and I), from the practice of designating each tenth X notch with an extra cut. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though Eclipse platform supported development of C and C++ based applications through C Development Toolkit (CDT), but that toolkit couldn't be used for C# development.

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  • C influenced the design of many languages (including C++), and C++ in turn has influenced the design of many other languages (including C# and Java), but that doesn't mean you have to learn C or C++ first -- there's nothing particularly "basic" about these languages.

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  • You can develop in the widest variety of languages for this platform - C, C++, C#, Java, ARM assembly, Pocket C, and Visual Basic (just to name some off the top of my head).

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  • "FHHMMOO55557799@@ > > > BBBGGIIKK" [b] -64; C = "C@ =:: C@@ = = @ =: C@ =: C@ =: C5" "31 / 513 / 5131 /"

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  • Topping the list of the top 10 technology skills in demand for Wall Street firms are programming expertise in the C, C++ and C# languages.

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  • Section 3.3.1 of the document stipulates that "Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++ and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the documented APIs (eg, applications that link to documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited)."

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  • The Linux IDE package makes it easier for Eclipse developers to use a tool chain for building C/C++ applications for Linux, Eclipse said.

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  • People may recall that things like UNIX, C, C++, S came from there.

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  • Overall, though, I'd give the movie a C, maybe a C+.

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  • As for the 3D rotation, I remember about 20 years ago, Silicon Graphics doing a presentation with a 3D graphics authoring C or C++ language extension package--oh, right, it was OpenGL.

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