The definition of carbon is a nonmetallic chemical element found in all natural element combinations and some man-made element combinations.(noun)
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Origin: Fr carbone < L carbo (gen. carbonis), coal < IE base *ker-, to burn > hearth
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Origin: French carbone
Origin: , from Latin carbō, carbōn-, a coal, charcoal; see ker-3 in Indo-European roots.
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