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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  An  arch.  [Obs.] 
 
  Statues  and  trophies,  and  triumphal  arcs.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Electric  arc},  {Voltaic  arc}.  See  under  {Voltaic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arc 
  n  1:  electrical  conduction  through  a  gas  in  an  applied  electric 
  field  [syn:  {discharge},  {spark},  {electric  arc},  {electric 
  discharge}] 
  2:  a  continuous  portion  of  a  circle 
  3:  something  curved  in  shape  [syn:  {bow}] 
  v  :  form  an  arch  [syn:  {arch},  {curve}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  arc 
 
  1.  format,  tool>  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) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ARC 
 
  {Advanced  RISC  Computing  Specification} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARC 
  Advanced  RISC  Computing  [architecture]  (ACE,  RISC) 
 
 




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