The third letter and second consonant in the English, as in general in the other alphabets derived from the Phenician.As a numeral, in the Roman system, C stands for 100, and is repeated up to CCCC, 400 (followed by D, 500).As a symbol:As an abbreviation, c. or C. stands, in dental formulas of zoölogy (c.), for canine tooth; in United States money (c.), for cent; in thermometer-readings (c.), for centigrade; in French money (c.), for centime; in references (c.), for chapter (or Latin capitulum); in dates, before the number (c.), for Latin circa, about: in meteorology (c.), for cirrus; in a ship's log-book (c.), for cloudy; and in measures of volume (c.), for cubic.n. An abbreviation of chief accountant, of controller of accounts, and in Great Britain of chartered accountant.n. An abbreviation of Companion of the Bath. See bath.n. An abbreviation of County Commissioner and of County Court.n. An abbreviation of Civil Engineer.n. An abbreviationn. of commissary-general, andn. of consul-general.n. An abbreviationn. of court-house, very common in the southern United States, and as far north as southern Pennsylvania, as a part of town-names: as, Spottsylvania C. H.; andn. of custom-house.An abbreviation of chief justice.n. An abbreviation of the Latin (New Latin) Chirurgiæ Magister, Master in Surgery.n. An abbreviation of care of, common in addressing letters, etc. Often written c/on. An abbreviation of Common Pleas and of Court of Probate.n. An abbreviation of the Latin Custos Rotuloruin, Keeper of the Rolls:n. of the Latin Carolus Rex, Charles the King, or of Carolina Regina, Caroline the Queen.n. An abbreviation of Court of Session;n. Clerk of the Signet;n. Custos Sigilli, Keeper of the Seal;n. con sordini (which see).An abbreviation of Court and [lowercase] of centimeter.An abbreviation of Court of Appeal;of Court of Arches;of Chancery Appeals;of commercial agent;of Confederate army;of county alderman.An abbreviation of Cape Breton;of Chief Baron (of the Exchequer) (see baron, 2);of the Latin Chirurgiæ Baccalaurens, Bachelor of Surgery: a degree conferred by certain institutions at the end of the third year of a four years' course for the degree of M. D.;of Common Bench;Milit., of confined to barracks.An abbreviation of Caius College;of Catholic clergyman;of cepi corpus;of Chancery cases;of Circuit Court;of City Court;of Civil Code;of Civil Court;of consular clerk;of contra credit;of county clerk;of county councilor;in ceramics, of cream-colored;of Cricket Club;of crown cases; of crown clerk;in Freemasonry, of Celestial Canopy.An abbreviation of the French compte courante (account current);of cubic centimeter.An abbreviation of cathodal duration.An abbreviation of Canada East.An abbreviation of canto fermo, andof chaplain to the forces.An abbreviation of captain-general;of captain of the guard; of coast-guard.An abbreviation of clearing-house.n. The authorized abbreviated form of Imperial Order of the Crown of India. See Order of the Crown, under crown.An abbreviation of Commander of the Order of Leopold. See Order of Leopold, under order.An abbreviation of Certified Masterof Church Missionaryof common meterof corresponding member.n. An abbreviation of Commanding Officern. of Colonial Office.n. An abbreviation of candle-power;n. of Chief Patriarch;n. of Clerk of the Peace;n. of Code of Procedure;n. of Congregatio Passionis, Congregation of the Passion.n. An abbreviation of the Latin Civis Romanus, Roman citizen.An abbreviation of Civil Serviceof clerk of sessionof commissary of subsistenceof current strength.An abbreviation of Certificated Teacher.n. An abbreviation of Common Version (of the Bible).An abbreviation of (Gould's) Cordova Zones. See G. C. Z.