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The letter c
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Etymology 1

Etruscan 𐌂 (C), the source for Latin C

From Etruscan 𐌂 (C), from Greek Γ (G), Gamma), from Phoenician 𐤂 (G), gimmel).

Letter

C (upper case, lower case c)

  1. A letter of the Latin script, the third of many alphabets, including the English alphabet.

See also

Etymology 2

A standardization of Ɔ and C because the latter happens to be an abbreviation of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum (hundred), from abbreviation of ƆIC, an alternate form of >I<, from tally stick markings resembling Ж (a superimposed X and I), from the practice of designating each tenth X notch with an extra cut.

Alternative forms

Numeral

C (upper case Roman numeral, lower case c)

  1. (mathematics) cardinal number one hundred (100).
Usage notes

With a bar over the numeral, i.e., as C, it represents one hundred thousand.

Derived terms
See also
  • Lesser roman numeral symbol: L (50)
  • Greater roman numeral symbol: D (500)
  • Roman numerals

Etymology 3

  • (element symbol, carbon): abbreviation
  • (metrology, coulomb): abbreviation
  • (computing, hexadecimal 12): From its position as the twelfth element of the series {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}

Symbol

C

  1. (chemistry) carbon.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for the coulomb, an SI unit of electric charge.
  3. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The digit for 12.
    0x0000000C
  4. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for any cytosine
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for cysteine
  6. ((stock symbol)) Symbol for the company Citigroup Inc on the NYSE

English

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /siː/, SAMPA: /si:/
    Rhymes: -iː
  • (phoneme): IPA: /s/, /k/, /tʃ/, /ks/, ...

Letter

C (upper case, lower case c)

  1. The letter cee, the third letter of the English alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: B
  • Next letter: D

Symbol

C

  1. A standard size of dry cell battery between A and D.
  2. (music) Guitar chord – C – Played 0 1 0 2 3 0.

Noun

Singular
C

Plural
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C ({{{1}}})
  1. (programming languages) A particular high-level programming language.
  2. (slang) $100; a c-note.
  3. (music) A musical note; middle c.
  4. An academic grade better than a D and worse than a B.

Proper noun

Singular
C

Plural
-

C

  1. (UK) Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, incorrectly identified in the James Bond literature as "M" ("C" during WW2 was Col. Stewart Menzies - from whence "M")

Derived terms

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /s/, /k/, /x/, /ks/, ...

Letter

C (upper case, lower case c)

  1. The letter cee, the third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: B
  • Next letter: D

Finnish

Noun

C

  1. cum laude approbatur

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): (Classical Latin) IPA: /k/

Letter

C (upper case, lower case c)[[Category:Template:lang:la letters|C]]

  1. The third letter of the classical Latin alphabet.

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

C (capital, lowercase c)

  1. The fifth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phonemes /k/ and /ʧ/. Preceded by B and followed by D.

Usage notes

When followed by the letters i or e, this letter represents the phoneme /ʧ/, as in cel /ʧel/ (the) and citesc /ʧi'tesk/ (I read). When followed by "hi" or "he" (chi & che) and in all other cases, it represents /k/.

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