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English adjective: c

1. c being ten more than ninety

Synonyms100, hundred, one hundred



English noun: C

1. C (quantity) a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

Synonymsdegree Celsius, degree centigrade

Broader (hypernym)degree

Narrower (hyponym)standard temperature

2. c (time) the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second

Synonymslight speed, speed of light

Broader (hypernym)constant, speed, velocity

3. C (substance) a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

Synonymsascorbic acid, vitamin C

Broader (hypernym)antioxidant, water-soluble vitamin

4. C (substance) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

Synonymsdeoxycytidine monophosphate

Broader (hypernym)base, nucleotide

5. C (substance) a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine


Broader (hypernym)pyrimidine

Substance meronymdeoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, ribonucleic acid, RNA

6. C (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, carbon

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

7. C (quantity) ten 10s

Synonyms100, century, hundred, one C

Broader (hypernym)large integer

8. C (quantity) a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

Synonymsampere-second, coulomb

Broader (hypernym)charge unit, quantity unit

Part meronymabcoulomb, ampere-minute

9. C (communication) a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system

Broader (hypernym)programing language, programming language

10. C (communication) (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

Broader (hypernym)keynote, tonic

Domain categorymusic

11. C (communication) the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

Broader (hypernym)alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet

Member meronymLatin alphabet, Roman alphabet

12. C (artifact) street names for cocaine

Synonymsblow, coke, nose candy, snow

Broader (hypernym)cocain, cocaine

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