or d.c.

Electricity. direct current.

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Definition for dc (2 of 4)


dental corps.
Electricity. direct current.
District of Columbia (approved especially for use with zip code).

Definition for dc (3 of 4)

D & C

or D and C

noun Medicine/Medical.

a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.

Origin of D & C

d(ilation) and c(urettage)
Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.

Definition for dc (4 of 4)


Music. da capo.
Dictionary of Canadianisms.
Electricity. direct current.
Doctor of Chiropractic.
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British Dictionary definitions for dc (1 of 2)


abbreviation for

music da capo
Detective Constable
direct currentCompare AC
district commissioner
Also: D.C. District of Columbia

British Dictionary definitions for dc (2 of 2)


abbreviation for (in the US and Canada)

Doctor of Chiropractic
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Medical definitions for dc

D & C


dilation and curettage
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Scientific definitions for dc


Abbreviation of direct current
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