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B.C.1 abbreviation of "before Christ" (used in designating dates in history, now usually replaced by "BCE," "before the common era").
B.C.2 abbreviation of "British Columbia," a Canadian province on the Pacific coast.
B.C.E. abbreviation of "before the common era" (used in designating dates in history).
C clef a sign on a musical staff that shows the position of middle C.
C horizon in a profile of soil, the third level, just above bedrock, consisting of rock that is only somewhat broken or weathered.
C-section abbreviation of "Caesarean section", a method of delivering an endangered fetus in which an incision is made through the walls of the mother's abdomen and uterus.
C.E. abbreviation of Common Era or Christian Era.
c.o.d. abbreviation of "collect on delivery." [2 definitions]
D and C abbreviation of "dilatation and curettage," a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and the uterine lining is scraped with a curette.
D.C. abbreviation of "da capo," from the beginning (used in music as a direction to repeat a passage).
E.E.C. abbreviation of "European Economic Community," an economic association of major western European countries mainly designed to eliminate tariffs on trade among member nations and establish uniform tariffs on goods from other countries; Common Market.
l.c. abbreviation of "lowercase."
middle C in music, the note on the first ledger line below the treble staff or above the bass staff. [2 definitions]
NC abbreviation of "North Carolina," a southeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast between Virginia and South Carolina.
SC abbreviation of "South Carolina," a southeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast, between North Carolina and Georgia.
vitamin C ascorbic acid.
w.c. abbreviation of "water closet," a flush toilet, or a room or booth containing a toilet and often a washbowl.
X-C abbreviation of "cross-country."