how to pronounce arc


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arc is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of arc in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… oxygen the trees near the arc severely …”

meanings of arc


  1. A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  2. A curve, in general.
  3. That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  4. A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  5. A story arc.
  6. The three-point line.
  7. Initialism of AIDS-related complex.
  8. An arclight.
  9. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  10. A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of another curve.
  11. A directed edge.
  12. Acronym of advance reader's copy, a copy of a book given to a reviewer free in advance for review purposes.


  1. To form an electrical arc.
  2. To shape into an arc; to hold in the form of an arc.
  3. To move following a curved path.


  1. Initialism of American Red Cross.

arc frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word arc occurs in english on average 10.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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