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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


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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