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Abbr. for “cubic centimeter.”


The country code for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.


(1) See Common Criteria and closed captions.

(2) (Carbon Copy) The field in an email header that names additional recipients for the message. The term comes from carbon paper, which before word processing, was commonly used to make paper copies in a typewriter. Carbon paper is a letter-size sheet with ink on one side that is inserted between two sheets of regular paper to make a copy while typing the original. Additional copies can be made at the same time by inserting more sheets of carbon and regular paper into the same stack. See bcc, fcc and Carbon Copy.
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CC: HAART is a goal and cannot be defined in terms of classes or medications or specific agents.
CC: In some ways, this already is a therapeutic strategy, but it's not completely reliable.
CC: Well, I haven't seen Richard or Nancy[Graves] since 1980.
CC: Well, this was during the heyday of lyrical abstraction, and I thought I could make lyrical abstractions and it would still represent a sweater.
CC: I was saying to Rob earlier that I don't think the paintings look thirty years old, but at the same time they really do nail down what people looked like then.
CC: As I was growing up in the '40s and '50s, paintings got bigger, the marks got bigger, the brushes got bigger, and yet the part-to-whole relationships stayed the same.