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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.
1.6Denoting the lowest soil horizon, comprising parent materials.
3.1A key based on a scale with C as its keynote.
the Big C
- informal Cancer.Example sentences
- 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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