HyperDic: dc

English > 2 senses of the word DC:
NOUNlocationDC, District of Columbia, D.C.the district occupied entirely / entirely by the city of Washington
phenomenonDC, direct current, direct electric currentan electric current that flows in one direction steadily
English > DC: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe district occupied entirely / entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded / ceded by Maryland and Virginia.
SynonymsDistrict of Columbia, D.C.
Instance offederal districtA district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
PartsWashington, Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United StatesThe capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca
SpanishDistrict of Columbia, Distrito de Columbia
CatalanDistricte de Colúmbia
English > DC: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAn electric current that flows in one direction steadily.
Synonymsdirect current, direct electric current
Broaderelectricity, electrical energy, powerEnergy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
Oppositealternating current, AC, alternating electric currentAn electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
Spanishcorriente continua, DC
Catalancorrent continu

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