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c

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noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ˈsē\

Definition of c

plural

c's

or

cs

play \ˈsēz\
  1. 1a :  the 3d letter of the English alphabetb :  a graphic representation of this letterc :  a speech counterpart of orthographic c

  2. 2a :  one hundred — see number tableb slang :  a sum of $100

  3. 3 :  the keynote of a C-major scale

  4. 4 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter c

  5. 5 :  one designated c especially as the third in order or class

  6. 6a :  a grade rating a student's work as fair or mediocre in qualityb :  one graded or rated with a C

  7. 7 :  something shaped like the letter C

  8. 8 :  a structured language for creating computer programs that is designed to be compact and efficient

Examples of c in a sentence

  1. The word access is spelled with two cs.

  2. Many English words begin with c.

  3. a song in the key of C

Other Alphabet Terms


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c

abbreviation

Definition of c

  1. 1 calm

  2. 2 calorie

  3. 3 canceled

  4. 4 candle

  5. 5 carat

  6. 6 catcher

  7. 7 cent

  8. 8 centavo

  9. 9 centi-

  10. 10 centime

  11. 11 centimeter

  12. 12 century

  13. 13 chapter

  14. 14 circa

  15. 15 circumference

  16. 16 cocaine

  17. 17 coefficient

  18. 18 college

  19. 19 [Latin congius] gallon

  20. 20 contralto

  21. 21 copyright

  22. 22 cubic

  23. 23 cup

  24. 24 curie


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c

symbol

Definition of c

usually italic

  1. speed of light


1

C

abbreviation

Definition of C

  1. 1 capacitance

  2. 2 Celsius

  3. 3 centigrade

  4. 4 cervical —used especially with a number from 1 to 7 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord

  5. 5 Coulomb

  6. 6 cytosine


2

C

symbol

Definition of C

  1. carbon



C Defined for English Language Learners

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c

play
noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ˈsē\

Definition of c for English Language Learners

  • : the third letter of the English alphabet

  • : the Roman numeral that means 100

  • : a musical note or key referred to by the letter C : the first tone of a C-major scale


C Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈsē\

Definition of c for Students

plural

c's

or

cs

\ˈsēz\
  1. 1 :  the third letter of the English alphabet

  2. 2 :  the number 100 in Roman numerals

  3. 3 :  a musical note referred to by the letter C

  4. 4 :  a grade that shows a student's work is fair or average


C

abbreviation

Definition of C for Students

  1. 1 Celsius

  2. 2 centigrade


Medical Dictionary

c

abbreviation

Medical Definition of c

  1. 1calorie

  2. 2canine

  3. 3cathode

  4. 4centimeter

  5. 5clonus

  6. 6closure

  7. 7cobalt

  8. 8coefficient

  9. 9contact

  10. 10contraction

  11. 11coulomb

  12. 12curie

  13. 13cylinder

  14. 14 or [Latin cum] with—used in writing prescriptions


C

abbreviation

Medical Definition of C

  1. 1Celsius

  2. 2centigrade

  3. 3cervical—used especially with a number from 1 to 7 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord

  4. 4cocaine

  5. 5complement

  6. 6congius

  7. 7cytosine


C

symbol

Medical Definition of C

  1. carbon


Law Dictionary

c

abbreviation

Legal Definition of c

  1. copyright


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