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c US English

Cent(s)

c in C1 US English

The third letter of the alphabet

C1 US English

The third letter of the alphabet

C2 US English

Cape (chiefly on maps)

c/- US English

Care of

circa in c US English

(Preceding a date or amount) circa; approximately

C in C1 US English

The first note of the diatonic scale of C major, the major scale having no sharps or flats

carbon US English

The chemical element of atomic number 6, a nonmetal that has two main forms (diamond and graphite) and that also occurs in impure form in charcoal, soot, and coal

C in carbon US English

The chemical element of atomic number 6, a nonmetal that has two main forms (diamond and graphite) and that also occurs in impure form in charcoal, soot, and coal

C in capacitance US English

The ratio of the change in an electric charge in a system to the corresponding change in its electric potential

coulomb US English

The SI unit of electric charge, equal to the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by a current of one ampere

C in coulomb US English

The SI unit of electric charge, equal to the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by a current of one ampere

Celsius US English

Of or denoting a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100° under standard conditions

C in Celsius US English

Of or denoting a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100° under standard conditions

hundred US English

The number equivalent to the product of ten and ten; ten more than ninety; 100

C. in C2 US English

Cape (chiefly on maps)

a/c US English

Account

C & W US English

Country and western (music)

p/c US English

Petty cash

c/s US English

Cycles per second

c/o US English

Care of

h & c US English

Hot and cold (used in describing the water supply to a hotel bedroom or a room in a house)

i/c US English

(Especially in military contexts) in charge of

L/C US English

Letter of credit

o/c US English

Overcharge

ft-c US English

Foot-candle

c'mon US English

Come on

VHS-C US English

VHS compact, denoting a video system used by some camcorders, which records signals in VHS format on smaller videocassettes

C clef US English

The soprano, alto, or tenor clef

C-note US English

A 100 dollar bill

C-level US English

Denoting the executive level of a corporation

K of C US English

Knights of Columbus

C. of C. US English

Chamber of Commerce

C-section US English

A caesarean section

C rations US English

A type of canned food formerly used by US soldiers

D and C US English

Dilation and curettage

vitamin C US English

Another term for ascorbic acid.

middle C US English

The C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first ledger line below the treble staff or the first ledger line above the bass staff

the Big C US English

Cancer

C. of E. US English

Church of England

hepatitis C US English

A form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood, causing chronic liver disease. It was formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis

Day-Lewis, C. US English

(1904–72), English poet, novelist, and critic; full name Cecil Day-Lewis. He served as Britain’s poet laureate 1968–72 and also wrote detective novels under the name Nicholas Blake

Snow, C. P. US English

1st Baron Snow of Leicester (1905–80), English novelist and scientist; full name Charles Percy Snow. He is best known for his sequence of 11 novels, starting with Strangers and Brothers (1940), that deals with moral dilemmas in the academic world and for his lecture Two Cultures (1959)

Wren, P. C. US English

(1885–1941), English novelist; full name Percival Christopher Wren. He is best known for his romantic adventure stories dealing with life in the French Foreign Legion, the first of which was Beau Geste (1924)

Handy, W. C. US English

(1873–1958), US composer and musician; full name William Christopher Handy; known as the Father of the Blues. As a cornetist he led the Mahara Minstrels band 1896–1903. Many of his works, including “St. Louis Blues” and “Memphis Blues,” were multistrain jazz compositions that utilized elements of the blues

Lewis, C. S. US English

(1898–1963), British novelist, religious writer, and literary scholar; full name Clive Staples Lewis. He broadcast and wrote on religious and moral issues and created the imaginary land of Narnia for a series of children’s books. Notable works: The Screwtape Letters (1942) and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950)

c'est la vie US English

That’s life; such is life

Clark, Tom C. US English

(1899–1977), US Supreme Court associate justice 1949–67; full name Thomas Campbell Clark. He was US attorney general 1945–49 before being appointed to the Court by President Truman. Considered somewhat conservative, he tended to be more liberal regarding civil rights issues

Escher, M. C. US English

(1898–1972), Dutch graphic artist; full name Maurits Corneille Escher. His prints are characterized by their sophisticated use of visual illusion

Fields, W. C. US English

(1880–1946), US comedian; born William Claude Dukenfield. Having made his name as a comedy juggler, he became a vaudeville star and appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies revues between 1915 and 1921. Notable movies: The Bank Dick (1940) and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)


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