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carbon

noun
 
 
/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 short form for carbon dioxide, especially when talking about the environment and climate change: Car makers are already working hard on reducing carbon. The plan would remove two billion tons of carbon a year from the atmosphere.
[C] WORKPLACE a carbon copy
Translations of “carbon”
in Korean 탄소…
in Arabic كَربون…
in French carbone…
in Turkish karbon…
in Italian carbonio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質, 碳…
in Russian углерод…
in Polish węgiel…
in Spanish carbono…
in Portuguese carbono…
in German der Kohlenstoff…
in Catalan carbó…
in Japanese 炭素…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质, 碳…
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