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C 1

Definition: 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.

C 2

Definition: 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.

C 3

Definition: 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

C 4

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

C 5

Definition: As a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or CC for etc.

C 6

Definition: street names for cocaine

C 7

Definition: the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

C 8

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

C 9

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

C 10

Definition: a degree on the Centigrade scale of temperature

C 11

Definition: ten 10s

C 12

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

C 13

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

C 14

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

c 15

Definition: 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

c 16

Definition: being ten more than ninety

 

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