1. degree centigrade, degree Celsius, C, degree

usage: a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

2. speed of light, light speed, c, speed, velocity, constant

usage: the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second

3. vitamin C, C, ascorbic acid, water-soluble vitamin, antioxidant

usage: a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

4. deoxycytidine monophosphate, C, nucleotide, base

usage: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

5. cytosine, C, pyrimidine

usage: a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine

6. carbon, C, atomic number 6, chemical element, element

usage: an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

7. hundred, 100, C, century, one C, large integer

usage: ten 10s

8. coulomb, C, ampere-second, charge unit, quantity unit

usage: a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

9. C, programming language, programing language

usage: a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system

10. C, tonic, keynote

usage: (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

11. C, c, letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character

usage: the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

12. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C, cocaine, cocain

usage: street names for cocaine


1. hundred, one hundred, 100, c, cardinal (vs. ordinal)

usage: being ten more than ninety

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