Share this entry
arc
American English: /ɑrk/
British English: /ɑːk/

Translation of arc in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Astronomy, Mathematics)
    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.
  • 2 (Electricity)
    arco (masculine) eléctrico
    arco (masculine) 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

  • formar un arco
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.