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"carbon" in British English

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carbonnoun

uk   /ˈkɑː.bən/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/
  • carbon noun (SUBSTANCE)

B2 (symbol C) [U] a ​chemicalelement that ​exists in ​itspureform as diamond or ​graphite, and is an ​importantpart of other ​substances such as ​coal and ​oil, as well as being ​contained in all ​plants and ​animals

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  • carbon noun (DOCUMENT)

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

"carbon" in American English

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carbonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑr·bən/
biology, chemistry a ​chemicalelement that is ​contained in all ​animals and ​plants, and that is an ​importantpart of other ​substances such as ​coal and ​oil, and ​exists in ​itspureform as ​diamonds and ​graphite
(Definition of carbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"carbon" in Business English

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carbonnoun

uk   us   /ˈkɑːbən/
[U] NATURAL RESOURCES a ​chemical element (= simple ​chemical substance), which exists in all ​plants and animals, and is an important ​part of coal and ​oil. When carbon is ​burned it ​produces carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide: All ​organic substances contain the element carbon. Carbon exists in its pure ​form as diamond or graphite. carbon atoms
[U] ENVIRONMENT used as a ​shortform for carbon dioxide, especially when ​talking about the ​environment and climatechange: Car ​makers are already ​working hard on ​reducing carbon. The ​plan would ​remove two ​billiontons of carbon a ​year from the atmosphere.
[C] WORKPLACE a carbon copy
(Definition of carbon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbon”
in Korean 탄소…
in Arabic كَربون…
in Malaysian arang…
in French carbone…
in Russian углерод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質, 碳…
in Italian carbonio…
in Turkish karbon…
in Polish węgiel…
in Spanish carbono…
in Vietnamese cacbon…
in Portuguese carbono…
in Thai คาร์บอน…
in German der Kohlenstoff…
in Catalan carbó…
in Japanese 炭素…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质, 碳…
in Indonesian karbon…
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