Associations to the word «Arc»


ARC, noun. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. [from 14th c.]
ARC, noun. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve. [from 16th c.]
ARC, noun. A curve, in general. [from 17th c.]
ARC, noun. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. [from 17th c.]
ARC, noun. (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. [from 19th c.]
ARC, noun. A story arc. [from 20th c.]
ARC, noun. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
ARC, noun. (graph theory) A directed edge.
ARC, verb. (intransitive) To move following a curved path.
ARC, verb. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc.
ARC, noun. Acronym of advanced reader's copy, a copy of a book given to a reviewer free in advance so that (s)he should review the book
ARC, noun. (pathology) Acronym of AIDS-related complex.
ARC, proper noun. Acronym of American Red Cross.
ARC DE TRIOMPHE, proper noun. A war monument in Paris, France, designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, started in 1808 and inaugurated in 1836.
ARC LAMP, noun. An electric arc arranged so as to produce useful light.
ARC LAMPS, noun. Plural of arc lamp
ARC WELDING, noun. (metallurgy) The process of welding two pieces of metal together using the heat generated by an electric arc between two electrodes.

Dictionary definition

ARC, noun. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
ARC, noun. A continuous portion of a circle.
ARC, noun. Something curved in shape.
ARC, verb. Form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely".

Wise words

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