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ARC US English

AIDS-related complex

ARC New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Agricultural Research Council

arc US English

A part of the circumference of a circle or other curve

arc US Thesaurus

the arc of a circle

Arc New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Joan of, see Joan of Arc, St

d'Arc New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Jeanne, see Jeanne d'Arc

arc eye US English

A painful eye condition caused by damage to the cornea from ultraviolet radiation during arc welding

arc light US English

A light source using an electric arc

arc sine US English

A mathematical function that is the inverse of the sine function

back-arc US English

Relating to or denoting the area behind an island arc

arc cosine US English

A mathematical function that is the inverse of the cosine function

arc furnace US English

A furnace that uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steelmaking

arc tangent US English

A mathematical function that is the inverse of the tangent function

arc welding US English

A technique in which metals are welded using heat generated by an electric arc

island arc US English

A curved chain of volcanic islands located at a tectonic plate margin, typically with a deep ocean trench on the convex side

reflex arc US English

The nerve pathway involved in a reflex action including at its simplest a sensory nerve and a motor nerve with a synapse between

Arc de Triomphe US English

A ceremonial arch standing at the top of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his victories in 1805–06. Inspired by the Arch of Constantine in Rome, it was completed in 1836

Joan of Arc, St. US English

(Circa 1412–31), French national heroine; known as the Maid of Orleans; French name Jeanne d’Arc. She led the French armies against the English in the Hundred Years War, relieving besieged Orleans in 1429 and ensuring that Charles VII could be crowned in Reims. Captured by the Burgundians in 1430, she was handed over to the English, convicted of heresy, and burned at the stake. Canonized in 1920, her feast day is May 30

Joan of Arc, St New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

French national heroine; known as the Maid of Orleans

electric-arc furnace US English

Another term for arc furnace.

arc lamp in arc light US English

A light source using an electric arc

electric arc in arc US English

A luminous electrical discharge between two electrodes or other points

arc minute in minute1 US English

A sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement (symbol: ʹ)

arc second in second2 US English

A sixtieth of a minute of angular distance

arc secondʺ in second2 US English

A sixtieth of a minute of angular distance

second1 US Thesaurus

the second day of the trial

second of arc in second2 US English

A sixtieth of a minute of angular distance

minute of arc in arc US English

see minute222.

second of arc in arc US English

see second222.

Jeanne d’Arc in Joan of Arc, St. US English

(Circa 1412–31), French national heroine; known as the Maid of Orleans; French name Jeanne d’Arc. She led the French armies against the English in the Hundred Years War, relieving besieged Orleans in 1429 and ensuring that Charles VII could be crowned in Reims. Captured by the Burgundians in 1430, she was handed over to the English, convicted of heresy, and burned at the stake. Canonized in 1920, her feast day is May 30