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arc

Pronunciation: /ɑːrk; ɑːk/

Translation of arc in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Astronomy/Astronomía] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] arco (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Using radian measure explains why the inverse-tangent function is also called the ARCtan function - it returns the arc angle when given a tangent.
    • If we use an angle h, the arc length will be krh, where k is a constant that depends on the units of angle you use.
    • The other arc functions, acos, and atan, behave as their more-familiar counterparts.
    1.2 [Electricity/Electricidad] arco (masculine) eléctrico or voltaico
    Example sentences
    • The heat required in this process is generated by electric arcs struck between carbon electrodes and the metal bath.
    • Scientists later demonstrated that fullerenes can be conveniently generated by setting up an electric arc between two graphite electrodes.
    • In the bottom of the container there was a reservoir of water, and above it an apparatus caused electrical arcs to crackle.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • formar un arco

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