Meaning of “c.” in the English Dictionary

"C" in American English

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C noun (LETTER)

us /si/ [ C ] plural C’s, Cs, c’s or cs also c the third letter of the English alphabet


music us /si/ [ C/U ] plural C’s or Cs in Western music, the first note in the scale (= series of notes) of C major, or a set of notes based on this note

C noun (MARK)

us /si/ [ C ] plural C’s or Cs a mark given for an exam, a course, or a piece of work which shows that your work is average or acceptable and not particularly good or bad:

Rachel got a C on her French exam.


us /si/ abbreviation for Celsius:

The temperature today reached 25°C.


chemistry, physics /si/ [ C ] abbreviation for coulomb


also c us /si, ˈhʌn·drəd/

C number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the number 100

(Definition of “C” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"c" in Business English

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uk us MONEY

abbreviation for cent: a unit of money worth 0.01 of the main unit of many currencies including the US dollar and the euro

(Definition of “c” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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