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Synonyms for arc
ɑrk; ˈɑr kɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)

    electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

    dismissal, firing, waiver, firing off, dismission, flicker, sack, discharge, venting, liberation, release, bow, sacking, spark, sparkle, run, emission, electric arc, expelling, light, glint, twinkle, outpouring, electric discharge

  2. arc(noun)

    a continuous portion of a circle

    spark, electric arc, bow, electric discharge, discharge

  3. bow, arc(verb)

    something curved in shape

    bowing, electric discharge, discharge, bow, spark, electric arc, stem, fore, obeisance, bowknot, prow, curtain call

  4. arch, curve, arc(verb)

    form an arch or curve

    "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

    trend, twist, sheer, kink, slue, wind, veer, cut, slew, curl, crook, arch, swerve, curve


  1. arc(noun)

    To form an electrical arc.

    circle segment, circular arc

  2. arc(noun)

    A curve, in general.

    swoop, curve

  3. arc(noun)

    A directed edge.

    arrow, directed edge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. arc(n.)

    (Geom.) arch, part of a circumference

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "arc":

    cra, arco, rcaf, 'arc, bow, arch, upright, arcs, arq, archangel, r.c.a.f., archange, rca, rco, cdp

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ARC

    (1) activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein, Arg3.1, KIAA0278, Activity-regulated gene 3.1 protein homolog, ARC/ARG3.1

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  1. arc

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  1. Barack Obama:

    To dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest, as some sometimes do, that little has changed -- that dishonors the courage and the sacrifice of those who paid the price to march in those years, but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own.

  2. Ammar Campa-Najjar:

    His dad and my dad aren't running for Congress this time around. It's me and him, the narrative arc that he's trying to create just isn't true in the eyes of law enforcement. The Justice Department, law enforcement, the FBI, have made decisions on both of us. They cleared me to work at the White House and they indicted him.

  3. Christopher Hart:

    We know there was an arc, but we don’t know why there was an arc.

  4. Queen Cersei:

    [ T ] hat wasn't how I envisioned Maisie Williams arc going this year, then I realized there were other things I could play, bringing Arya Stark back to being a 16-year-old again.

  5. Takeshi Tsuji:

    Zones like the one we investigated are not uncommon along rifts, so I expect that similar reservoirs may exist elsewhere in the Okinawa Trough as well as other sediment-covered continental back-arc basins around the world.

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