Definition of DC abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdiː ˈsiː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiː ˈsiː//
    The power industry, Electronics
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  1. 1direct current compare alternating current See related entries: The power industry, Electronics
  2. 2District of Columbia in the US Washington, DC Culture The city of Washington, DC covers all of the land of the District of Columbia, which is on the east side of the Potomac River and belongs to the US government. The District of Columbia was established by Congress in 1790 and contains many government buildings. The land was originally given by the states of Virginia and Maryland, though Virginia later took back its gift. People who live in the district were not allowed to vote for US President until 1961. District of Columbia
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