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English noun: arc

1. arc (phenomenon) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field


Synonymsdischarge, electric arc, electric discharge, spark


Broader (hypernym)electrical conduction


Narrower (hyponym)brush discharge, corona, corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, flashover, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire

2. arc (shape) a continuous portion of a circle


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape


Narrower (hyponym)limb


Part meronymcircle, sector

3. arc (shape) something curved in shape


Synonymsbow


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape


Narrower (hyponym)rainbow


English verb: arc

1. arc (motion) form an arch or curve


SamplesHer back arches.
Her hips curve nicely.


Synonymsarch, curve


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex


Narrower (hyponym)camber









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