Meaning of C in English

C

I. ˈsē noun

( plural c's or cs ˈsēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the third letter of the English alphabet

b. : an instance of this letter printed, written, or otherwise represented

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic c (as hard c in cat or soft c in cell )

2.

a. : one hundred — see number table

b. slang : a sum of $100

3.

a. : the keynote of C major or C minor

b. : the tone C

4. : a printer's type, a stamp, or some other instrument for reproducing the letter c

5. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated c especially as the third in order or class

A deeded land to B and C together

6.

a. : a grade assigned by a teacher or examiner rating a student's work as fair, average, or mediocre in quality

pass Latin with a C

b. : one graded or rated with a C

a C student

the movie was a C

your quiz papers are all C's

7. : something having the shape of the letter C

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. calm

2. calorie

3. Canadian

4. canceled

5. candle

6. canon

7. capacitance; capacity

8. cape

9. captain

10. caput

11. carat

12. cargo

13. case

14. castle

15. catcher

16. cathode

17. Catholic

18. caught

19. cause

20. Celsius

21. cent

22. cental

23. centavo

24. center

25. centi-

26. centigrade

27. centime

28. centimeter

29. centum

30. century

31. chairman

32. chancellor; chancery

33. chapter

34. chief

35. child

36. church

37. circa; circiter; circum

38. circuit

39. circumference

40. clearance

41. clockwise

42. cloudy

43. cobalt

44. cocaine

45. codex

46. coefficient

47. cognate

48. cold

49. college

50. color

51. colt

52. combat

53. commander

54. common meter

55. common time

56. companion

57. condemned

58. conductor

59. confessor

60. confidential

61. congius

62. congregation

63. congress

64. conservative

65. constable

66. consul

67. contact

68. continental

69. contra

70. contraction

71. contralto

72. copper

73. copy

74. copyright

75. cord

76. cordoba

77. corps

78. correct

79. cost

80. coulomb

81. count

82. coupon

83. court

84. cousin

85. created

86. crowned

87. cubic

88. cum

89. cup

90. currency

91. current

92. cycle

93. cylinder

III. symbol

1. 4/4 time — used after the clef sign on a musical staff

2. capitalized carbon

3. copyright — often enclosed in a circle

4.

a. cipher — used as a subscript

F p =T c means that the plaintext letter F has the cipher substitute T

b. capitalized the numerical value of a cipher letter when the cipher component is serially numbered from 0 to 25

P + K = C is the Vigenère keying method

5. capitalized consonant

IV. noun

Usage: capitalized

: a structured programming language designed to produce compact and efficient object code after compilation and to allow access to hardware functions of a computer

V. abbreviation

Usage: capitalized

cytosine

VI. symbol

1. capitalized charge conjugation herein

2. usually italic speed of light

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.