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C
High-level procedural computer programming language with many low-level features, including the ability to handle memory addresses and bits.
C++
High-level computer programming language.
cabaret
Restaurant that serves liquor and offers light musical entertainment.
cabbage
Leafy garden plant (Brassica oleracea, Capitata group) of European origin, with a short stem and a globular head of usually green leaves.
cabbage looper
Distinctive green, white-lined larva, or caterpillar (Trichoplusia ni), of the owlet moth family (Noctuidae).
cabbage white
European cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae). Its larva is a major economic pest, attacking cabbage and related plants.
Cabeiri
Important group of deities, probably of Phrygian origin, worshiped in Asia Minor and in Macedonia and northern and central Greece.
Cabell, James Branch
U.S. writer.
Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez
Spanish explorer.
Cabezón, Antonio de
Spanish composer and organist.
cabildo
Fundamental unit of local government in colonial Latin America.
cabinet
Body of senior ministers or, in the U.S., advisers to a chief executive, whose members also serve as the heads of government departments.
cable modem
Modem used to convert analog data signals to digital form and vise versa, for transmission or receipt over cable television lines, especially for connecting to the Internet.
cable structure
Form of long-span structure that is subject to tension and uses suspension cables for support.
cable television
System that distributes television signals by means of coaxial or fibre-optic cables.
Cabot, George
U.S. Federalist Party leader.
Cabot, John
Italian navigator and explorer.
Cabot, Sebastian
English navigator, explorer, and cartographer.
Cabral, Amílcar
Guinean nationalist politician.
Cabral, Pedro Álvares
Portuguese navigator credited with the discovery of Brazil.
Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez
Explorer in the service of Spain and discoverer of California.
Cabrini, Saint Frances Xavier
Italian-born U.S. missionary, the first U.S. citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic church.
cacao
Tropical New World tree (Theobroma cacao) of the chocolate family (Sterculiaceae, or Byttneriaceae).
Caccini, Giulio
Italian composer and singer.
cache
Temporary computer storage used for quick retrieval of data in order to increase processing speed.
cactus
Any of the flowering plants that make up the family Cactaceae, containing about 1,650 species, native through most of North and South America, with the greatest number and variety in Mexico.
Cacus and Caca
In Roman religion, brother and sister fire deities of the early Roman settlement on the Palatine Hill. Virgil described Cacus as the son of Vulcan and as a fire-breathing brigand who terrorized the countryside.
CAD/CAM
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers.
Cadbury, George
British businessman and social reformer.
caddis fly
Any member of about 7,000 species of mothlike aquatic insects (order Trichoptera) found worldwide, usually in freshwater habitats but sometimes in brackish and tidal waters.
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