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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  electric current \electric current\, electrical current
  \electrical current\,
     the movement of electrically charged particles, atoms, or
     ions, through solids, liquids, gases, or free space; the term
     is usually used of relatively smooth movements of electric
     charge through conductors, whether constant or variable.


     Sudden movements of charge are usually referred to by other
     terms, such as {spark} or {lightning} or {discharge}. In
     metallic conductors the electric current is usually due to
     movement of electrons through the metal. The current is
     measured as the rate of movement of charge per unit time, and
     is counted in units of amperes. As a formal definition, the
     direction of movement of electric current is considered as
     the same as the direction of movement of positive charge, or
     in a direction opposite to the movement of negative charge.
     Electric current may move constantly in a single direction,
     called {direct current} (abbreviated {DC}), or may move
     alternately in one direction and then the opposite direction,
     called {alternating current} (abbreviated {AC}).
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  DC
       n 1: the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington;
            chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's
            capital and carve out of land ceded by Maryland and
            Virginia [syn: {District of Columbia}, {D.C.}]
       2: an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
          [syn: {direct current}] [ant: {alternating current}]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  D.C.
       n : the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington;
           chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's
           capital and carve out of land ceded by Maryland and
           Virginia [syn: {District of Columbia}, {DC}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "DC":
     AC, absorption current, active current, alternating current,
     conduction current, convection current, cycle, delta current,
     dielectric displacement current, direct current,
     displacement current, eddy current, electric current,
     electric stream, emission current, exciting current,
     free alternating current, galvanic current, high-frequency current,
     idle current, induced current, induction current,
     ionization current, juice, low-frequency current,
     magnetizing current, multiphase current, pulsating direct current,
     reactive current, rotary current, single-phase alternating current,
     stray current, thermionic current, thermoelectric current,
     three-phase alternating current, voltaic current, watt current
  
  

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  DC
       Data Cartridge
       
       

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  DC
       Device Context
       
       

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  DC
       Dublin Core [meta data]
       
       

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  DC
       
           The {Unix} {arbitrary precision} {postfix}
          calculator and its language.
       
          Here is an example program which prints out {factorial}s:
       
          	echo "[la1+dsa*pla2220>y]sy0sa1lyx" | dc
       
          {Unix manual page}: dc(1).
       
          {bc} provides a somewhat more readable syntax which is
          compiled into dc.  There is also a {GNU DC}.
       
          (1995-03-17)
       
       

















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