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c

noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈsē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of c

plural c's or cs play \ˈsēz\
1 a : the 3rd letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic c
2 a : one hundred — see Table of Numbers
b slang : a sum of $100
3 : the keynote of a C-major scale
4 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter c
5 : one designated c especially as the third in order or class
6 a : a grade rating a student's work as fair or mediocre in quality
b : one graded or rated with a C
7 : something shaped like the letter C
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

First Known Use of c

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Other Alphabet Terms


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c

abbreviation

Definition of c

1 calm
2 calorie
3 canceled
4 candle
5 canine (see 1canine 1)
6 carat
7 catcher
8 cent
9 centavo
10 centi-
11 centime
12 centimeter
13 century
14 chapter
15 charm (see 1charm 5)
16 circa
17 circumference
18 clonus
19 closure
20 cocaine
21 coefficient
22 college
23
[Latin congius]
gallon
24 contralto
25 copyright
26 cubic
27 or
[Latin cum]
with used in writing prescriptions
28 cup
29 curie

3

c

symbol

Definition of c

usually italic

1

C

abbreviation

Definition of C

1 capacitance
2 Celsius
3 centigrade
4 cervical used especially with a number from 1 to 7 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord
5 Coulomb
6 cytosine

2

C

symbol

Definition of C

carbon


C Defined for English Language Learners

c

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

c

noun, often capitalized \ ˈsē \

Definition of c for Students

plural c's or cs \ˈsēz\
1 : the third letter of the English alphabet
2 : the number 100 in Roman numerals
3 : a musical note referred to by the letter C
4 : a grade that shows a student's work is fair or average

c.

abbreviation

Definition of c. for Students

1 carat
2 cent
3 centimeter
4 century
5 chapter
6 cup

C

abbreviation

Definition of C for Students

1 Celsius
2 centigrade

Medical Dictionary

c

abbreviation

medical Definition of c

1 calorie
2 canine
3 cathode
4 centimeter
5 clonus
6 closure
7 cobalt
8 coefficient
9 contact
10 contraction
11 coulomb
12 curie
13 cylinder
14 or
[Latin cum]
with used in writing prescriptions

C

abbreviation

medical Definition of C

1 Celsius
2 centigrade
3 cervical used especially with a number from 1 to 7 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord
4 cocaine
5 complement
6 congius
7 cytosine

C

symbol

medical Definition of C

carbon

Law Dictionary

c

abbreviation

legal Definition of c

copyright

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