C

Primary Meanings of C

1.
n
a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
2.
n
a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
3.
n
ten 10s
4.
n
a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
5.
n
an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
6.
n
a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
7.
n
a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
8.
n
(music) the keynote of the scale of C major
9.
n
street names for cocaine
Full Definitions of C
1

n a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

Synonyms:
degree Celsius, degree centigrade
Types:
standard temperature
exactly zero degrees centigrade
STP, s.t.p.
standard temperature and pressure
Type of:
degree
a unit of temperature on a specified scale
2

n a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine

Synonyms:
cytosine
Type of:
pyrimidine
any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine

n one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

Synonyms:
deoxycytidine monophosphate
Type of:
base, nucleotide
a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
3

n ten 10s

Synonyms:
100, century, hundred, one C
Type of:
large integer
an integer equal to or greater than ten

n the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

Synonyms:
c
Type of:
alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet
the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
4

n a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

Synonyms:
ascorbic acid, vitamin C
Type of:
antioxidant
substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
water-soluble vitamin
any vitamin that is soluble in water
5

n an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

Synonyms:
atomic number 6, carbon
Types:
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fullerene
a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
carbon 14, radiocarbon
a radioactive isotope of carbon
char
a charred substance
charcoal, wood coal
a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
carbon black, crock, lampblack, smut, soot
a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
activated carbon, activated charcoal
powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
black lead, graphite, plumbago
used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
adamant, diamond
very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
lead, pencil lead
mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
buckminsterfullerene, buckyball
a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
carbon nanotube, nanotube
a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
animal black, animal charcoal, bone black, bone char
black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
black diamond, carbonado
an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing
pencil
graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication
snuff
the charred portion of a candlewick
Type of:
chemical element, element
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
6

n a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

Synonyms:
ampere-second, coulomb
Type of:
charge unit, quantity unit
a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)
7

n a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system

Type of:
programing language, programming language
(computer science) a language designed for programming computers
8

n (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

Type of:
keynote, tonic
(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
9

n street names for cocaine

Type of:
cocain, cocaine
a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

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