[ ahr-king ]
/ ˈɑr kɪŋ /
a present participle of arc.
Words nearby arcking
Definition for arcking (2 of 2)
[ ahrk ]
/ ɑrk /
Geometry. any unbroken part of the circumference of a circle or other curved line.
Also called electric arc. Electricity. a luminous bridge formed in a gap between two electrodes.Compare spark1(def 2).
Astronomy. the part of a circle representing the apparent course of a heavenly body.
verb (used without object), arced [ahrkt] /ɑrkt/ or arcked, arc·ing [ahr-king] /ˈɑr kɪŋ/ or arck·ing.
to form an electric arc.
to move in a curve suggestive of an arc.
Origin of arc
1350–1400; Middle English ark < Latin arcus bow, arch, curve
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arcarc ark
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British Dictionary definitions for arcking (1 of 2)
/ (ɑːk) /
something curved in shape
part of an unbroken curved line
a luminous discharge that occurs when an electric current flows between two electrodes or any other two surfaces separated by a small gap and a high potential difference
astronomy a circular section of the apparent path of a celestial body
maths a section of a curve, graph, or geometric figure
verb arcs, arcing, arced, arcs, arcking or arcked
(intr) to form an arc
maths specifying an inverse trigonometric function: usually written arcsin, arctan, arcsec, etc, or sometimes sin –1, tan –1, sec –1, etc
Word Origin for arc
C14: from Old French, from Latin arcus bow, arch
British Dictionary definitions for arcking (2 of 2)
AIDS-related complex: an early condition in which a person infected with the AIDS virus may suffer from such mild symptoms as loss of weight, fever, etc
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Medicine definitions for arcking (1 of 2)
[ ärk ]
A curved line or segment of a circle.
Medicine definitions for arcking (2 of 2)
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Science definitions for arcking
[ ärk ]
A segment of a circle.
See electric arc.
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