Definition of Arc

1. Noun. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.




2. Verb. Form an arch or curve. "Her hips curve nicely"
Exact synonyms: Arch, Curve
Specialized synonyms: Camber
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Arch, Arch, Arch, Arch, Curvature, Curvature, Curve

3. Noun. A continuous portion of a circle.
Specialized synonyms: Limb
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Group relationships: Circle, Sector
Derivative terms: Arcuate

4. Noun. Something curved in shape.
Exact synonyms: Bow
Specialized synonyms: Rainbow
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape

Definition of Arc

1. n. A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse.

2. v. i. To form a voltaic arc, as an electrical current in a broken or disconnected circuit.

Definition of Arc

1. Acronym. (pathology) AIDS-related complex ¹

2. Noun. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A curve, in general. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Noun. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (context: electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

7. Noun. A story arc. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space. ¹

9. Noun. (graph theory) A directed edge. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To move following a curved path. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arc

1. to move in a curved course [v ARCED, ARCING, ARCS or ARCKED, ARCKING, ARCS]

Medical Definition of Arc

1. A stage before AIDS, with symptoms such as swollen lymph glands, long-lasting night sweats, fevers and unusual weight loss. Also commonly called symptomatic HIV infection. This term is no longer officially recognised by the CDC. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arc

APTA
APTN
APTS
APU
APUD
APUD cell
APUs
APY
AP projection
AQ
AQL
AQMD
AR
ARA
ARB
ARC
ARCA
ARD
ARDA
ARDS
ARF
ARFCN
ARIA
ARIAs
ARIN
ARM
ARNG
ARNK
ARNKs
ARP

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