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C 1Definition: C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin
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.
cerchier, E. search.
C 2Definition: The keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither
sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same.
C 3Definition: C after the clef is the mark of common time, in which each measure is a semibreve (four
alla breve time it is written
C 4Definition: The "C clef," a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff,
shows that line to be middle C.
C 5Definition: As a numeral, C
stands for Latin
C 6Definition: street names for cocaine
C 7Definition: the
3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
C 8Definition: a
general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
a degree on the Centigrade scale of temperature
an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
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
being ten more than ninety