1. [ noun ] (physics) a degree on the Centigrade scale of temperature
Synonyms: degree_Celsius degree_Centigrade
Related terms: degree standard_temperature
2. [ noun ] (computer science) a general-purpose programming language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
Related terms: programming_language
3. [ adjective ] of a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0 degrees C and the boiling point as 100 degrees C under normal atmospheric pressure
Synonyms: centigrade celsius
Related terms: f
4. [ noun ] (mathematics) ten 10s
Synonyms: hundred 100 one_C centred century
Related terms: large_integer
5. [ noun ] (chemistry) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
Synonyms: carbon atomic_number_6
Related terms: chemical_element graphite charcoal diamond carbon_black activated_carbon fullerene radiocarbon char coal petroleum limestone carbonate carbonize carbonize
6. [ noun ] (physics,mathematics) 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
Synonyms: speed_of_light light_speed
Related terms: speed constant
7. [ noun ] (physics) a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
Synonyms: ampere-second coulomb
Related terms: charge_unit ampere-minute abcoulomb
8. [ adjective ] being ten more than ninety
Synonyms: 100 hundred a_hundred one_hundred
Related terms: cardinal
9. [ noun ] the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
Related terms: letter Roman_alphabet
10. [ noun ] (pharmacology) street names for cocaine
Synonyms: coke nose_candy snow blow
11. [ noun ] (chemistry) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
Synonyms: deoxycytidine_monophosphate
Related terms: nucleotide
12. [ noun ] (biology,chemistry,biochemistry) a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
Synonyms: cytosine
Related terms: base pyrimidine ribonucleic_acid deoxyribonucleic_acid
13. [ noun ] (pharmacology) a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become addictive
Synonyms: cocaine snow coke cocain
Related terms: hard_drug crack coca
Similar spelling:   ca