Arc vs Formula - What's the difference?

arc | formula |

As an acronym arc

is (pathology) aids-related complex.

As a noun formula is




(wikipedia arc)


(en noun)
  • (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  • (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.
  • A curve, in general.
  • A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  • (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  • A story arc.
  • (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  • (graph theory) A directed edge.
  • Synonyms

    * (curve) curve, swoop * (circular arc) circular arc, circle segment * (directed edge) arrow, directed edge


  • To move following a curved path.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.}}
  • To form an electrical arc.
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia formula)
  • (mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.
  • x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a} is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 .
  • (chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.
  • H2O is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)
  • a plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result
  • The company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.
  • A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.
  • The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.
  • Drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.
  • (logic) A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.
  • Synonyms

    * (in mathematics) mathematical formula * (in chemistry) chemical formula


    * (logic) sentence

    Derived terms

    * (l) * formulate * formulation * Formula One * formula racing * multiformula