arc arc  /ˈɑrk/


  1. (n) electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
  2. (n) a continuous portion of a circle
  3. (n) something curved in shape
  4. (v) form an arch or curve

Derived Word(s)


  1. It was December 1994 and Jean-Pierre Daugas, head of archaeology in the Rhne-Alpes region of France, called with news of a discovery at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, in the Ardche Valley.
  2. More than two thousand years Archimedes, Appolonius of Perga and many another famed Greek geometrician tried to divide an arc into three equal parts with ruler compass.
  3. The arc band was pale, thin.


  1. DHH to review Arc of Acadiana Northwest facility after patient found dead

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will be reviewing what happened at the Arc of Acadiana Northwest facility on Shed Road near I-220 after Thursday's drowning death of a resident at the center.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KSLA-TV Shreveport

  2. Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc. Acquires Cub Foods Grocery Store-Anchored Shopping Center in Minnesota

    CINCINNATI, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Phillips Edison–ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc. (the "Company") today announced the acquisition of Savage Town Square, an 87,181 square foot shopping ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Arc of Onondaga names Gutmaker its new executive director

    SYRACUSE — Arc of Onondaga has named Ellen Gutmaker as its new executive director, starting this September. Gutmaker will replace Stanfort Perry, who was with the nonprofit for nearly 15 years and is leaving for a position with AHRC Nassau, a fellow chapter of NYSARC, Inc.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Central New York Business Journal


  1. "The arc of history shows us that governments which serve their own people survive and thrive," said Obama. "Governments which serve only their own power do not."
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "If the ARC wishes to take steps to move the sheds in order to protect any heritage value until such time as the new Waterfront Development Agency takes over, I have made it clear that I am open to that. In saying that, I absolutely insist that...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Murray McCully Source:

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