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 Dictionary entry overview: What does DC mean? 

DC (noun)
  The noun DC has 2 senses:

1. the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
2. an electric current that flows in one direction steadily

  Familiarity information: DC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DC (noun)


Sense 1DC [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

D.C.; DC; District of Columbia

Instance hypernyms:

federal district (a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation)

Meronyms (parts of "DC"):

American capital; capital of the United States; Washington; Washington D.C. (the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791)

Holonyms ("DC" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (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; achieved independence in 1776)


Sense 2DC [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electric current that flows in one direction steadily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

direct current; DC

Hypernyms ("DC" is a kind of...):

electrical energy; electricity (energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor)


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