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c.1

1.
(with a year) about:
c. 1775.
Origin of c.1
From the Latin word circā, circiter, circum

c.2

1.
Origin
From the Latin word congius

c.3

1.
(in prescriptions) with.
Origin
From the Latin word cum

c.4

1.
2.
Optics. candle; candles.
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case.
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Baseball. catcher.
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cent; cents.
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Football. center.
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chairman; chairperson.
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city.
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cycle; cycles.

C.

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2.
Cape.
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(in Costa Rica and El Salvador) colon; colons.
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Examples from the Web for c.
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Their names often signified some quality of a horse; as Leucippus, a white horse, &c.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "That was a famous good joke;" "He is a famous whip;" "We had a famous hop," &c.

  • She sent us soap, and she gave me bandages &c., for my hurt.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • More lawsuits about marriage and settlements, &c., than I like to think of.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The new honor will be known as Sanctorum Custus, and written $$c.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for c.

c.

abbreviation
1.
carat
2.
(cricket) caught
3.
cent(s)
4.
century or centuries
5.
(used esp preceding a date) circa: c. 1800
Word Origin
(for sense 5) Latin: about

C.

abbreviation
1.
(on maps as part of name) Cape
2.
Catholic
3.
Celtic
4.
Conservative
5.
Corps
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