There are 3 definitions of C in English:

C1

Syllabification: C
(also c)

noun (plural Cs or C's)

  • 1The third letter of the alphabet.
  • 1.1Denoting the third in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc..
  • 1.2Denoting the third of three or more hypothetical people or things.
  • 1.3The third highest class of academic grades.
  • 1.4 (c) Chess Denoting the third file from the left of a chessboard, as viewed from White’s side of the board.
  • 1.5 (usually c) The third fixed constant to appear in an algebraic expression, or a known constant.
  • 1.6Denoting the lowest soil horizon, comprising parent materials.
  • 2A shape like that of a letter C: [in combination]: C-springs
  • 3 (usually C) Music The first note of the diatonic scale of C major, the major scale having no sharps or flats.
  • 3.1A key based on a scale with C as its keynote.
  • 4The Roman numeral for 100.
    [abbreviation of Latin centum 'hundred']
  • 5 (C) A high-level computer programming language originally developed for implementing the UNIX operating system.
    [formerly known as B, abbreviation of BCPL]

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There are 3 definitions of C in English:

C2

Syllabification: C

abbreviation

  • 1 (C.) Cape (chiefly on maps): C. Hatteras
  • 1.1Celsius or centigrade: it was 29°C at noon
  • 1.2 (©) Copyright.
  • 1.3(In personal ads) Christian.
  • 1.4A 1.5 volt dry cell battery size.
  • 1.5 Physics Coulomb(s).

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  • 1 Physics Capacitance.
  • 1.1The chemical element carbon.

Phrases

the Big C

informal Cancer.
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  • I'm very conscious that the Big C runs in my family, so have been interested in hearing from people who didn't take conventional cancer treatments, but instead, changed their lifestyle and nutrition.
  • I suppose the warning signs were out when Steve was diagnosed with the Big C, but he's beat a number of other physical close calls with the Grim Reaper.
  • Is it any wonder that what has been labelled at The Big C - some cannot even say the name - has become the topic of conversation to be generally avoided?

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There are 3 definitions of C in English:

c

Syllabification: c

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  • 1Cent(s).
  • 1.1 [in combination] (In units of measurement) centi-: centistokes (cS)
  • 1.2 (circa ) Century or centuries: a watch case, 19th c
  • 1.3 (also circa ) (Preceding a date or amount) circa; approximately: Isabella was born c. 1759
  • 1.4(Of water) cold: all cabins have h & c
  • 1.5Colt.

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  • The speed of light in a vacuum: E = mc2

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