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English definition of “carbon”

carbon

noun uk   /ˈkɑː.bən/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/

carbon noun (SUBSTANCE)

B2 (symbol C) [U] a chemical element that exists in its pure form as diamond or graphite, and is an important part of other substances such as coal and oil, as well as being contained in all plants and animalsChemical elements

carbon noun (DOCUMENT)

[C] a carbon copy
carbonic
adjective uk   specialized us  
containing carbonChemical elements
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