arc
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ark, from Anglo-French arc bow, from Latin arcus bow, arch, arc — more at arrow Date: 14th century 1. the apparent path described above and below the horizon by a celestial body (as the sun) 2. a. something arched or curved b. a curved path <
the arc of a fly ball
>
3. a sustained luminous discharge of electricity across a gap in a circuit or between electrodes; also arc lamp 4. a continuous portion (as of a circle or ellipse) of a curved line 5. degree measurement on the circumference of a circle — used especially in the phrase of arc <
11 minutes 3 seconds of arc
>
6. a continuous progression or line of development <
a story's dramatic arc
>
II. intransitive verb (arced; arcing) Date: 1893 1. to form an electric arc 2. to follow an arc-shaped course III. adjective Etymology: arc sine arc or angle (corresponding to the) sine (of so many degrees) Date: circa 1949 inverse 2 — used with the trigonometric functions and hyperbolic functions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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