What does c mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

  2. the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second

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

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

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

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

  7. ten 10s

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

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

  10. (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

  11. the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

  12. street names for cocaine

  13. being ten more than ninety


  1. The middle tone in either one of the sets of seven white keys on a keyboard or a set of seven strings on a stringed instrument.

  2. A musical note; middle c.

  3. An academic grade better than a D and worse than a B.

  4. A standard size of dry cell battery between A and D.

  5. Guitar chord – C – Played 0 1 0 2 3 0.

  6. A particular high-level programming language from which many others are derived.

  7. Head of the Secret Intelligence Service.

  8. A multi-paradigm high-level compiled programming language developed from C.

  9. An academic grade issued by certain institutions. Slightly better than a C and slightly worse than a B-.


  1. C or c is the third letter in the English and ISO basic Latin alphabets. Its name in English is cee (pronounced ), plural cees.

Webster Dictionary

  1. c is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo-Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman Conquest, it always has the sound of k. The Latin C was the same letter as the Greek /, /, and came from the Greek alphabet. The Greeks got it from the Ph/nicians. The English name of C is from the Latin name ce, and was derived, probably, through the French. Etymologically C is related to g, h, k, q, s (and other sibilant sounds). Examples of these relations are in L. acutus, E. acute, ague; E. acrid, eager, vinegar; L. cornu, E. horn; E. cat, kitten; E. coy, quiet; L. circare, OF. cerchier, E. search

  2. the keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same

  3. c after the clef is the mark of common time, in which each measure is a semibreve (four fourths or crotchets); for alla breve time it is written /

  4. the "C clef," a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff, shows that line to be middle C

  5. as a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or 100, CC for 200, etc


  1. C is the third letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used to represent one hundred in Roman numerals.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. 1. The third letter of the English alphabet. 2. ASCII 1000011.

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  1. Rank popularity for the word 'c' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4605


  1. The numerical value of c in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. The numerical value of c in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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