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Definition of "arc" []

  • Something shaped like a curve or arch: the vivid arc of a rainbow. (noun)
  • Mathematics A segment of a circle. (noun)
  • An electric arc. (noun)
  • Astronomy The apparent path of a celestial body as it rises above and falls below the horizon. (noun)
  • To form an arc. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arc" in a sentence
  • "Point3d secondPoint): base (arc) {_arc = arc; _dragPoint = dragPoint; _firstPoint = firstPoint;"
  • "Point3d secondPoint, Line2d line): base (arc) {_arc = arc; _dragPoint = dragPoint; _firstPoint = firstPoint;"
  • "The main arc is a murder mystery around an original Melrose character, Laura Leighton's Sydney Andrews."