- European Community.
- variant of ex-3 before a consonant: eccentric.
- for the sake of example.
Origin of e.c.
From the Latin word exemplī causā
- Engineering Corps.
- Established Church.
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Examples from the Web for ec
The part between the end of the 401 and the EC Row expressway is already in the process of being re-graded and expanded.In Defense of Private Bridges
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With our daughter, who is almost two-and-a-half, we did EC, elimination communication.A Gifted Man’s Leading Lady
September 23, 2011
With the back-saw cut by these oblique lines (ec) to the lines ab.Woodworking for Beginners
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It is thus in contrast to the abstract-forming suffix -ec- .A Complete Grammar of Esperanto
Ivy Kellerman Reed
This diminutive ending is formed from that in ec by the addition of en.Surnames as a Science
Now we do some more of that bisecting; this time we bisect EC at F.
Ec′stasied, enraptured; Ecstat′ic, causing ecstasy: amounting to ecstasy: rapturous.
- European Community (now subsumed within the European Union)
- (in London postal code) East Central
- Ecuador (international car registration)
- out from; away fromecbolic; eccentric; ecdysis
from Greek ek (before a vowel ex) out of, away from; see ex- 1
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Word Origin and History for ec
typical form in English of Latin ex-, Greek ex-, ek- before consonants. See ex-.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Out; outside of:eclabium.
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