Variant of arc
- Historical the part of a circle that is the apparent path of a heavenly body above and below the horizon
- a bowlike curved line or object
- Elec. the band of sparks or incandescent light formed when an electric discharge is conducted from one electrode or conducting surface to another, characterized by relatively high current and low potential difference between electrodes
- any part of a curve, esp. of a circle
- the angular measurement of this
Origin: Middle English ark ; from Old French arc ; from Classical Latin arcus, a bow, arch ; from Indo-European base an unverified form arqu-, bowed, curved from source arrow
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