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English noun: carbon

1. carbon (substance) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds


Synonymsatomic number 6, C


Broader (hypernym)chemical element, element


Narrower (hyponym)activated carbon, activated charcoal, adamant, black lead, carbon 14, carbon black, char, charcoal, crock, diamond, fullerene, graphite, lampblack, plumbago, radiocarbon, smut, soot, wood coal


Substance meronymcoal, crude, crude oil, fossil oil, limestone, oil, petroleum, rock oil

2. carbon (substance) a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper


Synonymscarbon paper


Broader (hypernym)paper

3. carbon (artifact) a copy made with carbon paper


Synonymscarbon copy


Broader (hypernym)copy









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