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Meaning of “arc” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​curvedline: The ​ballrose in a high arc and ​fell behind the ​boundaryline.
  • arc noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

a ​powerfulflow 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 ​curvedline: The ​ballrose 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 Spanish arco…
in Vietnamese hình cung…
in Malaysian lengkung…
in Thai ส่วนโค้ง…
in French arc…
in German der Kreisbogen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲线, 弧, 弧状…
in Turkish kemer, kavis, yay…
in Russian дуга…
in Indonesian lengkung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲線, 弧, 弧狀…
in Polish łuk…
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