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carbon

car·bon

carbon

 
 
pronunciation:
kar bn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has six protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure forms as diamond and graphite, or in a large variety of compounds such as carbon dioxide, carbohydrates, and petroleum hydrocarbons. (symbol: C)
Carbon is found in all living things.This molecule contains two atoms of carbon.
definition 2: the carbon ash that results when wood or other organic matter is burned in the presence of little or no air; charcoal or soot.
Once in the fire, the old manuscript was quickly reduced to carbon.
definition 3: see carbon copy.
definition 4: see carbon paper.
definition 5: in carbon arc lighting or welding, either of two graphite rods into which electrical current is conducted to form the arc.
definition 6: in a battery, a rod or plate composed partly of carbon.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, resembling, or treated with carbon.
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