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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 ...

    An easy candidate for Ada Lovelace Day - Barbara Liskov, winner of the 2008 Turing Award

  • 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