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C, c

[see] /si/
noun, plural C's or Cs, c's or cs.
the third letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter C or c, as in cat, race, or circle.
something having the shape of a C .
a written or printed representation of the letter C or c.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter C or c. Unabridged
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c's in Science
The symbol for the speed of light in a vacuum.
  1. The symbol for carbon.

  2. Abbreviation of capacitance, capacitor, capacity, Celsius, charge conjugation, coulomb, cytosine

  3. A programming language developed in 1972 and commonly used for writing professional software. With only a small number of built-in functions, it requires less memory than other languages, and because most if its functions are not specific to particular computers, it can be used on many different kinds of machines. The Unix operating system was written in C.

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