Voltaic arc

Voltaic arc
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Arc lamp — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electric arc — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arcked — 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

  • Arcking — 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

  • Carbon — Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is combustible …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carbon compounds — Carbon Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbon copy — Carbon Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carbon dioxide — Carbon Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carbon light — Carbon Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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