Meaning of C in English


1. cocaine.

2. Gram. complement.

3. consonant.

4. coulomb.

5. county (used with a number to designate a county road): C55.


1. the third in order or in a series.

2. ( sometimes l.c. ) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in school or college, indicating the quality of a student's work as fair or average.

3. Music.

a. the first tone, or keynote, in the scale of C major or the third tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.

b. a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.

c. a written or printed note representing this tone.

d. (in the fixed system of solmization) the first tone of the scale of C major, called do.

e. the tonality having C as the tonic note.

f. a symbol indicating quadruple time and appearing after the clef sign on a musical staff.

4. ( sometimes l.c. ) the Roman numeral for 100.

5. Celsius.

6. centigrade.

7. Elect.

a. capacitance.

b. a battery size for 1.5 volt dry cells: diameter, 1 in. (2.5 cm); length, 1.9 in. (4.8 cm).

8. Chem. carbon.

9. Physics.

a. charge conjugation.

b. charm 1 (def. 9).

10. Biochem.

a. cysteine.

b. cytosine.

11. Also, C-note . Slang. a hundred-dollar bill.

12. a proportional shoe width size, narrower than D and wider than B.

13. a proportional brassiere cup size, smaller than D and larger than B.

14. the lowest quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond.

15. Computers. a high-level programming language: very powerful and flexible, it is used in a wide variety of applications.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .