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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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