noun (plural c's or cs) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive 1. a. the 3d letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech counterpart of orthographic c 2. a. one hundred — see number table b. slang a sum of $100 3. the keynote of a C-major scale 4. a graphic device for reproducing the letter c 5. one designated c especially as the third in order or class 6. a. a grade rating a student's work as fair or mediocre in quality b. one graded or rated with a C 7. something shaped like the letter C 8. a structured programming language designed to be compact and efficient

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