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arc

Pronunciation: ark

Definition:

  1. A curved line or segment of a circle.
  2. Continuous luminous passage of an electric current in a gas or vacuum between two or more separated electrodes.

See: arch, arcus, arcade

[L. arcus, a bow]

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