Meaning of C in English
(also c )
■ noun ( plural Cs or C's )
1》 the third letter of the alphabet.
2》 denoting the third in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc.
3》 Music the first note of the diatonic scale of C major, the major scale having no sharps or flats.
4》 the Roman numeral for 100. [abbrev. of L. centum 'hundred'.]
5》 ( C ) a computer programming language originally developed for implementing the Unix operating system. [formerly known as B , abbrev. of BCPL .]
1》 ( C. ) Cape (chiefly on maps).
2》 cargo (in designations of US aircraft types): a C-130.
3》 Celsius or centigrade.
4》 (in names of sports clubs) City.
5》 ( C. ) Brit. Command Paper (second series, 1870–99).
6》 (in Britain) Conservative.
7》 ( © ) copyright.
8》 Physics coulomb(s).
9》 Cuba (international vehicle registration).
1》 Physics capacitance.
2》 the chemical element carbon.
the Big C informal cancer.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004