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"arc" in British English

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arcnoun [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

arcverb

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
(Definition of arc from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arc" in American English

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arcnoun [C]

us   /ɑrk/
geometry a part of a circle, or the shape of a curved line: The ball rose in a high arc and landed beyond the fence.
(Definition of arc from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arc”
in Vietnamese hình cung…
in Spanish arco…
in Malaysian lengkung…
in Thai ส่วนโค้ง…
in French arc…
in German der Kreisbogen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲線, 弧, 弧狀…
in Russian дуга…
in Turkish kemer, kavis, yay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲线, 弧, 弧状…
in Indonesian lengkung…
in Polish łuk…
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