# arc

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## arc

a curved line; something shaped like a bow or arch: the arc of a rainbow
Not to be confused with:
ark – a place of refuge; a large, commodious boat
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## ARC

abbr.
1. AIDS-related complex
2. American Red Cross

## arc

(ärk)
n.
1. Something shaped like a curve or arch: the vivid arc of a rainbow.
2. Mathematics A segment of a circle.
3. An electric arc.
4. Astronomy The apparent path of a celestial body as it rises above and falls below the horizon.
5. A progression of events suggesting narrative cohesion, especially one that rises to a climax and settles to a final conclusion.
intr.v. arced (ärkt), arc·ing (är′kĭng), arcs
1. To form an arc.
2. To move or seem to move in a curved path: the stars that arc across the sky.

[Middle English ark, from Old French arc, from Latin arcus.]

## arc

(ɑːk)
n
1. something curved in shape
2. part of an unbroken curved line
3. (General Physics) a luminous discharge that occurs when an electric current flows between two electrodes or any other two surfaces separated by a small gap and a high potential difference
4. (Astronomy) astronomy a circular section of the apparent path of a celestial body
5. (Mathematics) maths a section of a curve, graph, or geometric figure
vb, arcs, arcing, arced, arcs, arcking or arcked
(intr) to form an arc
prefix
(Mathematics) maths specifying an inverse trigonometric function: usually written arcsin, arctan, arcsec, etc, or sometimes sin–1, tan–1, sec–1, etc
[C14: from Old French, from Latin arcus bow, arch]

## ARC

abbreviation for
(Pathology) AIDS-related complex: an early condition in which a person infected with the AIDS virus may suffer from such mild symptoms as loss of weight, fever, etc
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## arc

(ɑrk)

n., v. arced (ärkt) or arcked, arc•ing (ˈɑr kɪŋ) or arck•ing. n.
1. any unbroken part of the circumference of a circle or other curved line.
2. a luminous bridge formed in a gap between two electrodes.
3. the part of a circle representing the apparent course of a heavenly body.
4. something curved or arched like a bow.
5. a short set of episodes constituting a complete story line in a soap opera or other long serial.
v.i.
6. to form an electric arc.
7. to move in or describe an arched course.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin arcus bow, arch, curve]

(ɑrk)

## or A.R.C.,

American Red Cross.

## arc

(ärk)
A segment of a circle.

## arc

Past participle: arced/arcked
Gerund: arcing/arcking

Imperative
arc
arc
Present
I arc
you arc
he/she/it arcs
we arc
you arc
they arc
Preterite
I arced/arcked
you arced/arcked
he/she/it arced/arcked
we arced/arcked
you arced/arcked
they arced/arcked
Present Continuous
I am arcing/arcking
you are arcing/arcking
he/she/it is arcing/arcking
we are arcing/arcking
you are arcing/arcking
they are arcing/arcking
Present Perfect
I have arced/arcked
you have arced/arcked
he/she/it has arced/arcked
we have arced/arcked
you have arced/arcked
they have arced/arcked
Past Continuous
I was arcing/arcking
you were arcing/arcking
he/she/it was arcing/arcking
we were arcing/arcking
you were arcing/arcking
they were arcing/arcking
Past Perfect
Future
I will arc
you will arc
he/she/it will arc
we will arc
you will arc
they will arc
Future Perfect
I will have arced/arcked
you will have arced/arcked
he/she/it will have arced/arcked
we will have arced/arcked
you will have arced/arcked
they will have arced/arcked
Future Continuous
I will be arcing/arcking
you will be arcing/arcking
he/she/it will be arcing/arcking
we will be arcing/arcking
you will be arcing/arcking
they will be arcing/arcking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arcing/arcking
you have been arcing/arcking
he/she/it has been arcing/arcking
we have been arcing/arcking
you have been arcing/arcking
they have been arcing/arcking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arcing/arcking
you will have been arcing/arcking
he/she/it will have been arcing/arcking
we will have been arcing/arcking
you will have been arcing/arcking
they will have been arcing/arcking
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would arc
you would arc
he/she/it would arc
we would arc
you would arc
they would arc
Past Conditional
I would have arced/arcked
you would have arced/arcked
he/she/it would have arced/arcked
we would have arced/arcked
you would have arced/arcked
they would have arced/arcked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fieldbrush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particlescorona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphereflashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor 2 arc - a continuous portion of a circle  limb - the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant"curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changescircle - ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"sector - a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle 3 arc - something curved in shape    bowrainbow - an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by raincurve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes Verb 1 arc - form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"camber - curve upward in the middlebend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
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## arc

noun The 71 offices are spread out in an arc around London.
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## arc

verb
To swerve from a straight line:
Translations
قَوْس
oblouk
bue
kaari
arcarc de courbe
bogi
arcus
lankas
loks
bågekurva

## arc

[ɑːk]
A. Narco m
B. VIarquearse, formar un arco
C. CPD arc lamp Nlámpara f de arco; (in welding) →
arc welding Nsoldadura f por arco
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## arc

[ˈɑːrk] narc m
to extend in an arc → s'étendre en arc de cercle
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## arc

nBogen m
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## ARC

[ˌeɪɑːˈsiː] n abbr
a. =Aids Related ComplexARC m
b. =American Red Cross

## arc

[ɑːk] narco
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## arc

(aːk) noun
a part of the line which forms a circle or other curve.
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