Definitions of arc

  1. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a continuous portion of a circle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something curved in shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"; "The road curved" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An arch. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To form a voltaic arc, as an electrical current in a broken or disconnected circuit. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A curved line; any section of a curve forming part of a circle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A curved line or segment of a circle. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. A segment of a circle or other curve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Part of a circle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Part of the circumference of a circle; a bow; an arch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A segment or part of a circle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A part of a circle or curved line. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. A discharge of electricity over a space with two electrodes. thelawdictionary.org
  19. Advanced RISC Computing Specification foldoc_fs
  20. 1. An old archive format for IBM PC.The format is now so obscure that it is only likely to besupported by jack-of-all-trades decompression programs such asWINZIP.2. An edge in a tree. "branch" is agenerally more common synonym. foldoc_fs
  21. ärk, n. a segment of a circle or other curve. [O. Fr.--L. arcus, a bow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Any part of the body resembling an arch in form: as the Arch of the colon, (F.) Arc du colon, -the transverse portion of that intestine :-Arch of the Aorta, Arcus aorte, (F.) Crosse de l' Aorte, &c., the turn which the aorta takes in the thorax. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  23. [Latin] A portion of the circumference of a circle; a tract or pathway bent upon itself. Reflex a., see Reflex. na
  24. Part of circumference of circle or other curve; diurnal, nocturnal, a., part of circle that a heavenly body appears to pass through above, below, horizon; belt contained between parallel curves. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. luminous bridge between two carbon poles separated by small air space; a. -lamp, -light, electric. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [L.] A portion of a curved line ; as an arc of a circle. Sometimes called an Arch. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. n. [Latin] Part of the circumference of a circle or curve. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. A segment; a part of a circle; an arch. Complete Dictionary

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