Meaning of C in English

C

/ siː; NAmE / noun , abbreviation , symbol

■ noun (also c ) [ C , U ] ( pl. Cs , C's , c's / siːz; NAmE /)

1.

the third letter of the English alphabet :

'Cat' begins with (a) C / 'C'.

2.

C ( music ) the first note in the scale of C major

—see also middle C

3.

C the third highest mark / grade that a student can get for a piece of work :

She got (a) C / 'C' in / for Physics.

■ abbreviation

1.

C. Cape :

C. Horn (= for example, on a map)

2.

Celsius , Centigrade :

Water freezes at 0° C.

3.

(also © ) ( NAmE also C. ) copyright :

© Oxford University Press 2005

—see also C. of E. , C. & W.

■ symbol

(also c ) the number 100 in Roman numerals

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.