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carbon

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English

Chemical element
C Previous: boron (B)
Next: nitrogen (N)

Etymology

from Latin carbo

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
carbon

Plural
s

carbon (s)
  1. (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sheet of carbon paper.
    Make sure the carbon is facing the second sheet of paper, before rolling it into the typewriter.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A carbon copy.
  4. A fossil fuel that is made of impure carbon such as coal or charcoal.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.

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For etymology and more information refer to: http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/be.html (A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

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