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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1936 as abbreviation of carbon copy in business correspondence.


n. 1 (context initialism English) (l en carbon copy Carbon copy). 2 (context initialism English) closed caption#English. 3 (context initialism English) courtesy copy#English. 4 (context initialism English) cubic centimeter#English. 5 (rfc-sense: English) chapters. vb. (context transitive English) To add an additional recipient to a message.


adj. being ten more than one hundred ninety [syn: two hundred, 200]


n. a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter [syn: milliliter, millilitre, mil, ml, cubic centimeter, cubic centimetre]


CC or cc may refer to:

CC (cat)

CC, for " CopyCat" or " Carbon Copy" (born December 22, 2001), is a brown tabby and white domestic shorthair and the first cloned pet. CC's surrogate mother was a tabby, but her genetic donor, Rainbow, was a calico domestic shorthair. The difference in hair coloration between CC and Rainbow is due to epigenetic re-programming, which normally occurs in a fertilised embryo before implantation.

In September 2006, CC gave birth to four kittens. The litter included two males named Tim and Zip and one female named Tess who were fathered naturally. The remaining kitten, a female, was stillborn. This incident was the first time a cloned pet gave birth. CC appears to be free of the cloning-related health problems that have arisen in some other animal clones. "CC has always been a perfectly normal cat and her kittens are just that way, too," says Kraemer. "We’ve been monitoring their health and all of them are fine, just like CC has been for the past five years."

CC (complexity)

In computational complexity theory, CC (Comparator Circuits) is the complexity class containing decision problems which can be solved by comparator circuits of polynomial size.

Comparator circuits are sorting networks in which each comparator gate is directed, each wire is initialized with an input variable, its negation, or a constant, and one of the wires is distinguished as the output wire.

The most important problem which is complete for CC is a decision variant of the stable marriage problem.

Usage examples of "cc".

This time he got the canula in and administered a full bag of Ringers lactate, and while it was flowing he added ten ccs of glucose solution to it.

She was cursing Kelso for giving away the CCS investigation when her pager buzzed on her hip.

She found the second like it taken at the Christmas party, and then, two pages later, a third that had been taken at a CCS barbeque that Kelso had thrown on the Fourth of July.

Tackwood disclosed that CCS agents — approximately 125 of whom were agent provocateurs — were sponsored by federal intelligence agencies.

And so help me, if you're tinselling me I'll come back here with fifty ccs of real Stiff and feed you the lot, unstepped.