Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation cell phone number
  • abbreviation Celsius
  • abbreviation Sports center
  • abbreviation centigrade
  • abbreviation Physics charm
  • abbreviation cold
  • abbreviation consonant
  • abbreviation coulomb
  • abbreviation cytosine
  • noun A widely used programming language.
  • The symbol for the Roman numeral one hundred.
  • The symbol for the speed of light in a vacuum.

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

Etymologies

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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.

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From Etruscan 𐌂 (C), from Greek Γ (G, "Gamma"), from Phoenician 𐤂 (G, "gimmel").

Examples

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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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