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see direct currentdirect current,
abbr. DC, a movement of electric charge across an arbitrarily defined surface in one direction only. See electricity; generator.
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direct current

In an electric circuit, a current that flows in one direction only. Also see alternating current.


(language, tool)
The Unix arbitrary precision postfix calculator and its language.

Here is an example program which prints out factorials:

echo "[la1+dsa*pla2220>y]sy0sa1lyx" | dc

Unix manual page: dc(1).

bc provides a somewhat more readable syntax which is compiled into dc. There is also a GNU DC.


(1) (Direct Current) An electrical current that travels in one direction and used within the computer's electronic circuits. Contrast with AC.

(2) (Data Communications) See DB/DC.

(3) (Domain Controller) See PDC and BDC.
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In the other 25% of monozygotic twins, the egg splits quickly, within 3 days, yielding two separate units and creating dichorionic twins, each with their own placenta.
Uncomplicated dichorionic twins, on the other hand, appear to have optimal outcomes when delivered at 38 weeks' gestation (Obstet.
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This interdependency is fundamentally different from the less-entwined relationship of dichorionic twins, and makes monitoring more complicated and all the more important.
Dichorionic twins were followed at 12, 18, 24, 30, and 34 weeks; monochorionic twins were followed every 2 weeks from 20 weeks.
He theorized that discordant, dichorionic twins might be at higher risk of prenatal cerebral abnormalities than previously suspected.
Placentas from twin pregnancies obtained by assisted reproductive technology are thinner, lighter, and more likely to be dichorionic than those from spontaneously conceived twins, said Dr.
Don't be fooled into thinking that twins conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) necessarily are dichorionic, dizygotic twins, said Dr.