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As a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or 100, CC for 200, etc.

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C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo-Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman Conquest, it always has the sound of k. The Latin C was the same letter as the Greek /, /, and came from the Greek alphabet. The Greeks got it from the Ph/nicians. The English name of C is from the Latin name ce, and was derived, probably, through the French. Etymologically C is related to g, h, k, q, s (and other sibilant sounds). Examples of these relations are in L. acutus, E. acute, ague; E. acrid, eager, vinegar; L. cornu, E. horn; E. cat, kitten; E. coy, quiet; L. circare, OF. cerchier, E. search.

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An abbreviation for Centimeter, Gram, Second. — applied to a system of units much employed in physical science, based upon the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time.

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An abbreviation for Centimeter, Gram, Second. — applied to a system of units much employed in physical science, based upon the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time.

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The refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.

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The refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.

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(n.) A small ca–on; a narrow valley or glen; also, but less frequently, an open valley.

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(n.) A small ca–on; a narrow valley or glen; also, but less frequently, an open valley.

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(n.) A deep gorge, ravine, or gulch, between high and steep banks, worn by water courses.

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(n.) A deep gorge, ravine, or gulch, between high and steep banks, worn by water courses.

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