DC

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See also: dc, Dc, dC, d/c, D&C, D.C., and d.C.

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DC

  1. Initialism of District of Columbia, a federal district of the United States of America.
  2. (aviation) Initialism of Douglas Commercial, used in the names of airliners designed by the Douglas Aircraft Company.
  3. Initialism of Dubai City, to distinguish it from Dubai Emirate.
  4. Initialism of Dreamcast.
  5. Initialism of Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles; DCHP.

Noun[edit]

DC (countable and uncountable, plural DCs)

  1. (law) Initialism of district court.
  2. (electrical) Initialism of direct current.
  3. (degree) Initialism of doctor of chiropractic.
  4. (banking) Initialism of debit card.
  5. (law enforcement) Initialism of detective constable, a police rank used in Commonwealth countries.
  6. (UK, pensions) Initialism of defined contributions.
  7. (computing, Microsoft Windows) Initialism of device context.
  8. (role-playing games) Initialism of difficulty class.
  9. (computing) Initialism of disconnection.
    • 2012 February 6, "u n risr@optonline.net IYM", “Re: Random DC to Login since patch”, in alt.games.warcraft, Usenet[1]:
      I am getting huge lag spikes [] they are bad and long enough where you think it's a DC.

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DC

  1. (music) Initialism of da capo.
  2. (dance) Initialism of diagonally to the center.

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DC (not comparable)

  1. (video coding) Initialism of direct coded.

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  • (electrical): AC

Verb[edit]

DC

  1. (computing) To become disconnected from a network.
    • 2012 February 3, "ToolPackinMama", “Random DC to Login since patch”, in alt.games.warcraft, Usenet[2]:
      Since the patch I have been randomly DCing and it's at times completely game-breaking. For example,just now my Paladin was questing in Thou Needles, and I DC'd several times within a few minutes.
  2. (medicine) Abbreviation of discontinue.
    med dc'd

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DC f

  1. Initialism of Democrazia Cristiana (Christian Democracy)

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DC (not comparable)

  1. AD (after the birth of Christ)