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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.
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(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.
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(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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Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s non-voting delegate in Congress, noted that city residents rejected a voucher-type referendum by 89 percent to 11 percent in 1981.
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