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DC

1.
dental corps.
2.
Electricity. direct current.
3.
District of Columbia (approved especially for use with zip code).

D.C.

1.
Music. da capo.
2.
Dictionary of Canadianisms.
3.
Electricity. direct current.
5.
Doctor of Chiropractic.

dc

1.
Electricity. direct current.
Also, d.c.

D & C

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
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.
Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.
Origin
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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British Dictionary definitions for DC

DC

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

D.C.

abbreviation (in the US and Canada)
1.
Doctor of Chiropractic
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Word Origin and History for DC

d.c.

abbreviation of direct current, attested from 1898.

D.C.

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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DC in Medicine

D & C abbr.
dilation and curettage

D.C. abbr.
Doctor of Chiropractic

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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DC in Science
DC  
Abbreviation of direct current
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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DC in Technology
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.
(1995-03-17)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for DC

dc

  1. discontinue
  2. discounted

DC

  1. developed country
  2. direct command
  3. direct current
  4. district court
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Doctor of Chiropractic
  7. dual choice

D & C

  1. dilation and curettage
  2. drugs and cosmetics

D.C.

da capo
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