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arc

noun [C] uk   /ɑːk/  us   /ɑːrk/

arc noun [C] (CURVE)

the shape of part of a circle, or other curved line: The ball rose in a high arc and fell behind the boundary line.

arc noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a powerful flow of electricity that goes across a space between two points

arc

verb uk   /ɑːk/  us   /ɑːrk/

arc verb (CURVE)

[I] to move in the shape of an arc: The rocket arced gracefully into the sky.

arc verb (ELECTRICITY)

[I usually + adv/prep] to make an electric arc
Translations of “arc”
in Vietnamese hình cung…
in Spanish arco…
in Thai ส่วนโค้ง…
in Malaysian lengkung…
in French arc…
in German der Kreisbogen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲線, 弧, 弧狀…
in Indonesian lengkung…
in Russian дуга…
in Turkish kemer, kavis, yay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲线, 弧, 弧状…
in Polish łuk…
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