Meaning of CARBON in English

CARBON

/ ˈkɑːbən; NAmE ˈkɑːrb-/ noun

1.

[ U ] ( symb C ) a chemical element. Carbon is found in all living things, existing in a pure state as diamond, graphite and buckminsterfullerene :

carbon fibre

2.

[ C ] = carbon copy

3.

[ C ] a piece of carbon paper

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WORD ORIGIN

late 18th cent.: from French carbone , from Latin carbo , carbon- coal, charcoal.

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