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Definition of ARC

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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 [gcide]

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.]
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              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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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

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