arc

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French arc, from Latin arcus (a bow, arc, arch).

Pronunciation[edit]

An electric arc between two nails.

Noun[edit]

arc (plural arcs)

  1. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. [from 14th c.]
  2. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve. [from 16th c.]
  3. A curve, in general. [from 17th c.]
  4. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. [from 17th c.]
  5. (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. [from 19th c.]
  6. A story arc. [from 20th c.]
  7. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  8. (graph theory) A directed edge.

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arc (third-person singular simple present arcs, present participle arcing or arcking, simple past and past participle arced or arcked)

  1. (intransitive) To move following a curved path.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, BBC:
      Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.
  2. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

Noun[edit]

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (music) bow (used to play string instruments)
  3. (geometry) arc
  4. (architecture) arch

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus (bow, arch).

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arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. arc (curve)
  3. (geometry) arc, circular arc, circle segment
  4. (architecture) arch

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

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arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch

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Hungarian[edit]

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The original form of the word was orca.

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arc (plural arcok)

  1. face

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Old French[edit]

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arc m (oblique plural ars, nominative singular ars, nominative plural arc)

  1. bow (weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string)

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Old High German[edit]

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arc

  1. Alternative form of arg.

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  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

Noun[edit]

arc n (plural arcuri)

  1. bow (a weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch
  3. (geometry) arc

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