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Music. da capo.
Dictionary of Canadianisms.
Electricity. direct current.
Doctor of Chiropractic.


Electricity. direct current.
Also, d.c.

D & C

noun Medicine/Medical.
a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.
Also, D and C.

d(ilation) and c(urettage)

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World English Dictionary
abbreviation for
1.  music da capo
2.  Detective Constable
3.  Compare AC direct current
4.  district commissioner
5.  Also: D.C. District of Columbia
6.  defined-contribution

abbreviation for
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Word Origin & History

abbreviation of direct current, attested from 1898.

abbreviation of District of Columbia, apparently not widely used before 1820, but eventually it became necessary to distinguish it from the many other Washingtons in America. The city and the district (then known as Territory of Columbia) were named 1791; the territory was organized as a "district" in
1801, but the towns within it (Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria) remained separate municipalities and at one time all took D.C. The district was effectively organized as a unitary municipality in 1871.
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Medical Dictionary

D & C abbr.
dilation and curettage

D.C. abbr.
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Science Dictionary
Abbreviation of direct current
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Computing Dictionary

DC definition

language, tool
The Unix arbitrary precision postfix calculator and its language.
Here is an example program which prints out factorials:
echo "[la1+dsa*pla2220>y]sy0sa1lyx" | dc
Unix manual page: dc(1).
bc provides a somewhat more readable syntax which is compiled into dc. There is also a GNU DC.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
D & C
  1. dilation and curettage

  2. drugs and cosmetics

  1. discontinue

  2. discounted

  1. developed country

  2. direct command

  3. direct current

  4. district court

  5. District of Columbia

  6. Doctor of Chiropractic

  7. dual choice

da capo
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Example sentences for DC
Burn after reading depicts the culture in and around dc, involving government
Dc amplification leads to specific complications that are avoided if possible.
Dc comics likewise began collecting series and published them in book format.
Entertainment, the magazine is under the corporate control of subsidiary dc
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