Symbol, Chemistry.


or cs

centistoke; centistokes.

C, c


noun, plural C's or Cs, c's or cs.

the third letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter C or c, as in cat, race, or circle.
something having the shape of a C.
a written or printed representation of the letter C or c.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter C or c.

C. of S.

Chief of Staff.


case; cases.


capital stock.
civil service.


cycles per second.


chief of staff.
Christian Science.
Christian Scientist.
Civil Service.
Confederate States.
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British Dictionary definitions for cs


the chemical symbol for



abbreviation for

Also: cs capital stock
chartered surveyor
Christian Science
Christian Scientist
Civil Service
Also: cs Court of Session
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cs in Medicine


The symbol for the elementcesium
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cs in Science


The symbol for cesium.


The symbol for the speed of light in a vacuum.


The symbol for carbon.
Abbreviation of capacitance, capacitor, capacity, Celsius, charge conjugation, coulomb, cytosine
A programming language developed in 1972 and commonly used for writing professional software. With only a small number of built-in functions, it requires less memory than other languages, and because most if its functions are not specific to particular computers, it can be used on many different kinds of machines. The Unix operating system was written in C.




A soft, ductile, silvery-white element of the alkali group. It is liquid at room temperature and is the most reactive of all metals. Cesium is used to make photoelectric cells, electron tubes, and atomic clocks. Atomic number 55; atomic weight 132.905; melting point 28.5°C; boiling point 690°C; specific gravity 1.87; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
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