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NOUN (3)

1. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field;
[syn: discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge]

2. a continuous portion of a circle;

3. something curved in shape;
[syn: bow, arc]


VERB (1)

1. form an arch or curve;
- Example: "her back arches"
- Example: "her hips curve nicely"
[syn: arch, curve, arc]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arc \Arc\ ([aum]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Arcked ([aum]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Arcking.] (Elec.) To form a voltaic arc, as an electrical current in a broken or disconnected circuit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arc \Arc\, n. [F. arc, L. arcus bow, arc. See Arch, n.] 1. (Geom.) A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse. [1913 Webster] 2. A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant. [1913 Webster] 3. An arch. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night. [1913 Webster] Electric arc, Voltaic arc. See under Voltaic. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arc n 1: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field [syn: discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge] 2: a continuous portion of a circle 3: something curved in shape [syn: bow, arc] v 1: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely" [syn: arch, curve, arc]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "arc": AC arc, Poulsen arc, aperiodic discharge, arc column, arc discharge, arc light, arch, bend, bow, brush discharge, catacaustic, catenary, caustic, circle, color filter, conchoid, crook, curl, curvation, curvature, curve, diacaustic, dimmer, discharge, disruptive discharge, electric discharge, electric shock, electric spark, electrodeless discharge, ellipse, festoon, floats, flood, floodlight, footlights, foots, galvanic shock, gelatin, glow discharge, hook, hyperbola, klieg light, light plot, lights, limelight, lituus, marquee, medium, oscillatory discharge, parabola, round, shock, silent discharge, sinus, spark, spark gap, spot, spotlight, tracery
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARC Advanced RISC Computing [architecture] (ACE, RISC)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

arc 1. An old archive format for IBM PC. The format is now so obscure that it is only likely to be supported by jack-of-all-trades decompression programs such as WINZIP. 2. An edge in a tree. "branch" is a generally more common synonym. (1998-12-29)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Advanced RISC Computing Specification ARC ARCS (ARC, previously ARCS) The baseline hardware requirements for an ACE-compatible system. (1995-01-16)