ac


Electricity. alternating current.

Definition for ac (2 of 11)

Ac

Chemistry.

Definition for ac (3 of 11)

Ac

Symbol, Chemistry.

Definition for ac (4 of 11)

AC

Real Estate. air conditioning.
Electricity. alternating current.

Definition for ac (5 of 11)

ac-

variant of ad- before c and qu: accede; acquire.

Definition for ac (6 of 11)

-ac

variant of -ic after Greek noun stems ending in i: cardiac; maniac.

Origin of -ac

< Latin -acus < Greek -akos

Definition for ac (7 of 11)

a.c.1

(in prescriptions) before meals.

Origin of a.c.

1
From the Latin word ante cibum

Definition for ac (8 of 11)

a.c.2

Real Estate. air conditioning.
Electricity. alternating current.

Definition for ac (9 of 11)

A.C.1

before Christ.

Origin of A.C.

1
From the Latin word ante Christum

Definition for ac (10 of 11)

A.C.2

Real Estate. air conditioning.
Electricity. alternating current.
Army Corps.
Athletic Club.

Definition for ac (11 of 11)

A/C

or a/c


Bookkeeping.
  1. account.
  2. account current.
Real Estate. air conditioning.
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Examples from the Web for ac

British Dictionary definitions for ac (1 of 6)

ac

the internet domain name for

Ascension Island

British Dictionary definitions for ac (2 of 6)

Ac

the chemical symbol for

actinium

British Dictionary definitions for ac (3 of 6)

AC

abbreviation for

Word Origin for AC

(for sense 2) Latin: before Christ

British Dictionary definitions for ac (4 of 6)

a/c
/ accounting /

abbreviation for

account
account current

British Dictionary definitions for ac (5 of 6)

A/C

abbreviation for

(in Canada) Air Commodore

British Dictionary definitions for ac (6 of 6)

a.c.
/ obsolete /

abbreviation for

(in prescriptions) ante cibum

Word Origin for a.c.

Latin: before meals
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Medicine definitions for ac (1 of 3)

ac

abbr.

ante cibum (before a meal)

Medicine definitions for ac (2 of 3)

Ac

The symbol for the elementactinium

Medicine definitions for ac (3 of 3)

ac-

pref.

Variant ofad-
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Science definitions for ac (1 of 3)

Ac

The symbol for actinium.

Science definitions for ac (2 of 3)

AC

Abbreviation of alternating current

Science definitions for ac (3 of 3)

actinium
[ ăk-tĭnē-əm ]

Ac

A silvery-white, highly radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is found in uranium ores. It is about 150 times more radioactive than radium and is used as a source of alpha rays and neutrons. Its most stable isotope has a half-life of about 22 years. Atomic number 89; melting point 1,050°C (1,922°F); boiling point (estimated) 3,200°C (5,792°F); specific gravity (calculated) 10.07; valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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