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1 Cricket (On scorecards) caught by: ME Waugh c Lara b Walsh 19
1.1Cent(s): they cost 25c each
1.2 [in combination] (In units of measurement) centi-: centistokes (cS)
1.3 (c.) Century or centuries: a watch case, 19th c
1.4 (often c.) (Preceding a date or amount) circa; approximately: Isabella was born circa 1759
1.5(Of water) cold: all bedrooms have h & c
1.6Colt.

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The speed of light in a vacuum: E = mc2

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There are 3 definitions of c in English:

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Pronunciation: /siː
 
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(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 mark: he scraped along with C’s and D’s in most subjects
1.4Denoting an intermediate socio-economic category for marketing purposes, including the majority of white-collar ( C1) and skilled blue-collar personnel ( C2).
1.5 (c) Chess Denoting the third file from the left of a chessboard, as viewed from White’s side of the board.
1.6 (usually c) The third fixed constant to appear in an algebraic expression, or a known constant.
1.7Denoting 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) [mass noun] A computer programming language originally developed for implementing the Unix operating system.
[formerly known as B, abbreviation of BCPL]

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1 (C.) Cape: C. Hatteras
1.1Celsius or centigrade: 29°C
1.2(In names of sports clubs) City: Lincoln C
1.3 (C.) British Command Paper (second series, 1870–99).
1.4(In Britain) Conservative: Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (C, Perth & Kinross)
1.5 (©) Copyright: © Oxford University Press
1.6 Physics Coulomb(s).
1.7Cuba (international vehicle registration).

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1 Physics Capacitance.
1.1The chemical element carbon.

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the Big C

informal Cancer: I decided I was going to beat this monster, the Big C
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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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