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English noun: DC

1. DC (location) the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia

SynonymsD.C., District of Columbia

Instance hypernymfederal district

Part holonymAmerican capital, capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C.

Part meronymAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

2. DC (phenomenon) an electric current that flows in one direction steadily

Synonymsdirect current, direct electric current

Broader (hypernym)electrical energy, electricity

Antonymsalternating current, alternating electric current, ac

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