Definitions

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  • conj. But.
  • account; money of account
  • acre
  • air conditioning
  • alicyclic
  • alternating current
  • ante cibum, before meals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally. Alternative to direct curent, DC.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. Points of flexure in the heating curves of iron and steel. The point ac1 on heating is the same as ar1 on cooling, etc.
  • n. The early form of oak, preserved (through the shortening of the vowel before two consonants) in certain place-names (whence surnames): as, Acton [⟨ AS. Āctū n], literally, oak-town, or dwelling among the oaks: Acley or Ackley, also Oakley [⟨ AS. Ācleá], literally, oak-lea.
  • n. A prefix, assimilated form of ad- before c and q, as in accede, acquire, etc.; also an accommodated form of other prefixes, as in accurse, accloy, accumber, etc. See these words.
  • n. An adjective-suffix of Greek or Latin origin, as in cardiac, maniac, iliac, etc. It is always preceded by -i- and, like -ic, may take the additional suffix -al.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores
  • n. an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

Etymologies

From Middle English, ac, oc, from Old English ac, oc ("but, for, because", conjunction), from Proto-Germanic *ak (“but, moveover”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My script is: - while (1) ac = ExternalPowered () if (\% ac\% = 1)

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  • In such an ac - tion the daughter cannot be a witness to prove a previous promise o£ marriage in aggravation of damages, for she has a right to her own ac« tion for breach of that promise.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • 'ac putaram paulo secus' and _Fam_ XIV iv 5 '_atque ego_, qui te confirmo, ipse me non possum', and instances of _ac tamen_ at _Fam_ VII xxiii 1, Caesar _BC_ III 87 4, and Tac _Ann_ III 72.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Get thee to a wiki - the great API challenge in ac ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo is Going To FC Real Madrid For 80 Million Pounds (94 Million €) [HD] absolutely real really news of england man u tv 11.06.2009 the portuguese football player portugal spanish after kaka ac milan 65 million euro s euros euro´s Drag to Playlist

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  • En de mo 'Hannibal studied 'bout it de mo' madder he got, 'tel he fin'ly swo' he wuz gwine ter git eben wid Jeff en Chloe ef it wuz de las 'ac'.

    Hot-Foot Hannibal

  • As I passed her she glanced up with tear-dimmed eyes, murmuring the customary salutation: "Bonjour d'ac'h, m'sieu!"

    The Maids of Paradise

  • Mr. Landy Wilde had to hole he nose while he in dyah; an 'he say he'll git de ole jedge to come an' ac 'as my council.

    P'laski's Tunament 1891

  • Vehicle comes with features such as ac, am/fm stereo cassette, cruise control, pwr.

    The Money Times

  • Roedd yna cystadlu brwd eleni eto gyda'r ffefrynnau arferol wrth gwrs o ganu a llefaru a'r testunau'n adnabyddus fel hen ganeuon traddodiadol fel, "Dacw Mam yn dwad," ac "Ar hyd y nos" gyda darnau megis "Mae'n bwrw glaw" a "Ffrindiau Mawr a Bach" ar gyfer yr adroddwyr.

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  • "1. The early form of oak, preserved (through the shortening of the vowel before two consonants) in certain place-names (whence surnames): as, Acton AS. Āctū n, literally, oak-town, or dwelling among the oaks: Acley or Ackley, also Oakley AS. Ācleá, literally, oak-lea." --Cent. Dict.

    April 26, 2011

  • Short for ante cibum on Rx.

    February 18, 2009

  • Ac. Chemical element symbol for Actinium.

    December 16, 2007

  • Obsolete conjunction meaning "but".

    December 6, 2007