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 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)

(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)