Associations to the word «Carbon»


CARBON, noun. (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.
CARBON, noun. (countable) An atom of this element, in reference to a molecule containing it.
CARBON, noun. (countable) (informal) A sheet of carbon paper.
CARBON, noun. (countable) (informal) A carbon copy.
CARBON, noun. A fossil fuel that is made of impure carbon such as coal or charcoal.
CARBON, noun. (ecology) (uncountable) Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.
CARBON, noun. A carbon rod or pencil used in an arc lamp.
CARBON, noun. A plate or piece of carbon used as one of the elements of a voltaic battery.
CARBON ANHYDRIDE, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) carbon dioxide
CARBON ARC, noun. An arc struck between the tip of a carbon electrode and a piece of metal being welded
CARBON AUDIT, noun. The systematic measurement of the carbon footprint of a person, organization or state, for use in carbon emissions trading
CARBON AUDITS, noun. Plural of carbon audit
CARBON BISULFIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) carbon disulfide
CARBON BISULPHIDE, noun. Alternative form of carbon disulfide
CARBON BLACK, noun. (chemistry) A fine black powder of amorphous carbon manufactured by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or oil, and used as a pigment in the manufacture of ink and paint. Used as a filler in rubber like polymers and rubber. It helps the polymers resist deterioration by UV rays.
CARBON BURNING, noun. (physics) (astronomy) the nucleosynthesis process, in stars of greater than 8 solar mass that have exhausted their helium supply, in which carbon is converted to neon, sodium, magnesium and other elements
CARBON CHAUVINISM, noun. The doctrine that the molecules responsible for the chemical processes of life must be constructed primarily from carbon.
CARBON COPIED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of carbon copy
CARBON COPIES, noun. Plural of carbon copy
CARBON COPY, noun. A copy produced in an alternated stack of ordinary sheets of paper and carbon papers. The pression applied on the top sheet (by a pen or typewriter) causes every carbon paper to release its carbon cover, thus reproducing the writing on the subjacent layers of paper.
CARBON COPY, noun. Any duplicate.
CARBON COPY, verb. To create a carbon copy of.
CARBON COPY, verb. (Internet) To send a duplicate copy of a email to.
CARBON COPYING, verb. Present participle of carbon copy
CARBON COST, noun. Carbon footprint
CARBON COSTS, noun. Plural of carbon cost
CARBON CREDIT, noun. A certified carbon dioxide emission displacement credit, supposed to be equal to one tonne of CO2 removed from the environment.
CARBON CREDITS, noun. Plural of carbon credit
CARBON CYCLE, noun. The physical cycle of carbon through the Earth’s biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere that includes such processes as photosynthesis, decomposition, respiration and carbonification.
CARBON DATING, noun. Radiocarbon dating.
CARBON DEBT, noun. The overuse, by an individual or state, of the carbon dioxide absorption capacity of the world's oceans, vegetation and soil
CARBON DIOXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The normal oxide of carbon, CO2; a colorless, odorless gas formed during respiration and combustion and consumed by plants during photosynthesis.
CARBON DISELENIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The binary compound of carbon and selenium CSe2
CARBON DISULFIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A binary compound of carbon and sulfur, CS2, a colourless liquid with a not-unpleasant smell; used as a specialist solvent, and in the manufacture of organosulfur compounds.
CARBON DISULPHIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) Alternative spelling of carbon disulfide
CARBON EMISSIONS TRADING, noun. The trading of permits to emit carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases)
CARBON FIBER, noun. A very strong filament made by the pyrolysis of a synthetic fiber such as rayon.
CARBON FIBER, noun. A cloth or felt made from these fibers.
CARBON FIBRE, noun. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of carbon fiber
CARBON FIXATION, noun. Any process, such as photosynthesis, whereby atmospheric carbon dioxide is converted into organic compounds
CARBON FIXATIONS, noun. Plural of carbon fixation
CARBON FOOTPRINT, noun. A measure of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a person, organization or state in a given time
CARBON FOOTPRINTS, noun. Plural of carbon footprint
CARBON GROUP, noun. (chemistry) the vertical group of the periodic table containing carbon, silicon, germanium, tin and lead; the elements have a valence of 4, and show the typical gradation from nonmetal to metal
CARBON LEAKAGE, noun. The transfer of CO₂-intensive industries, and consequently of greenhouse gas emissions and industrial jobs, from countries applying strict emission controls to countries with less stringent environmental regulations.
CARBON MARKET, noun. Any market in which carbon emissions trading takes place
CARBON MARKETS, noun. Plural of carbon market
CARBON MICROPHONE, noun. A microphone containing carbon granules, whose electrical resistance varies with pressure.
CARBON MICROPHONES, noun. Plural of carbon microphone
CARBON MONOFLUORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A polymeric binary compound formed by the action of fluorine on graphite
CARBON MONOXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A colourless, odourless, flammable, highly toxic gas
CARBON NANOFIBER, noun. Any nanostructure of graphene layers arranged as stacked cones, cups or plates
CARBON NANOFIBERS, noun. Plural of carbon nanofiber
CARBON NANOFIBRE, noun. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of carbon nanofiber
CARBON NANOFIBRES, noun. Plural of carbon nanofibre
CARBON NANOFOAM, noun. (chemistry) an allotropic form of carbon consisting of a low-density, three-dimensional web of graphene plates, distorted by the inclusion of some seven-membered rings
CARBON NANOFOAMS, noun. Plural of carbon nanofoam
CARBON NANOTUBE, noun. Any nanostructure, a member of the fullerene family, having graphene layers wrapped into perfect cylinders.
CARBON NANOTUBES, noun. Plural of carbon nanotube
CARBON NEUTRAL, adjective. Having an overall zero carbon footprint after carbon emissions trading has been taken into account
CARBON NUMBER, noun. (organic chemistry) The number of carbon atoms in each molecule of a compound.
CARBON NUMBERS, noun. Plural of carbon number
CARBON OFFSET, noun. A reduction in carbon dioxide emission by a third party purchased by a heavy carbon dioxide producer as part of carbon emissions trading
CARBON OXIDE, noun. Carbon monoxide
CARBON OXIDE, noun. Carbon dioxide
CARBON OXIDE, noun. Carbon suboxide
CARBON OXYCHLORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) Alternative form of carbonyl chloride
CARBON OXYSULFIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) carbonyl sulfide
CARBON OXYSULPHIDE, noun. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of carbon oxysulfide
CARBON PAPER, noun. A sheet of paper with one of the faces impregnated with carbon, used to make carbon copies.
CARBON PAPERS, noun. Plural of carbon paper
CARBON PLANET, noun. (astronomy) A theoretical type of terrestrial planet that could form if protoplanetary discs are carbon-rich and oxygen-poor.
CARBON PLANETS, noun. Plural of carbon planet
CARBON PRINT, noun. (photography) an early photographic print made by soaking a carbon tissue in potassium bichromate
CARBON PRINTING, noun. The photographic process of making a carbon print
CARBON PRINTS, noun. Plural of carbon print
CARBON PROCESS, proper noun. The process of making carbon prints
CARBON RESISTOR, noun. A simple electrical resistor containing carbon granules in a binder
CARBON SEQUESTERING, noun. A process whereby trees and other plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and through photosynthesis, turn it into plant material
CARBON SEQUESTRATION, noun. (biochemistry) The natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere by the soil and plants
CARBON SEQUESTRATION, noun. Any of several processes for the removal of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an effort to mitigate global warming
CARBON SINK, noun. A natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period.
CARBON STAR, noun. (star) any of a class of red giant stars having a high proportion of carbon because of helium burning
CARBON STARS, noun. Plural of carbon star
CARBON STEEL, noun. Any of a range of alloys of iron and carbon whose properties depend on the proportion of carbon.
CARBON SUBNITRIDE, noun. (organic compound) The compound NC-C≡C-CN; dicyanoacetylene
CARBON SUBOXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The gas C3O2, having a heterocumulene structure O=C=C=C=O
CARBON TAX, noun. A tax levied on the carbon contents used by the burning fossil fuels, so as to discourage the production of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
CARBON TET, noun. (informal) carbon tetrachloride
CARBON TETRABROMIDE, noun. The halogenated hydrocarbon tetrabromomethane
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, noun. (organic compound) The halogenated hydrocarbon tetrachloromethane; a toxic, non-inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, in dry cleaning and in fire extinguishers.
CARBON TETRAFLUORIDE, noun. The halogenated hydrocarbon tetrafluoromethane
CARBON TETRAIODIDE, noun. The halogenated hydrocarbon tetraiodomethane
CARBON TRADE, noun. Carbon emissions trading
CARBON TRADING, noun. Carbon emissions trading
CARBON TRANSMITTER, noun. An early form of carbon microphone
CARBON TRANSMITTERS, noun. Plural of carbon transmitter

Dictionary definition

CARBON, noun. An abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds.
CARBON, noun. A thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper.
CARBON, noun. A copy made with carbon paper.

Wise words

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