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Meaning & Definition of Carbon in English

English

Carbon

/kɑrbən/

noun

1. An abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond

  • Occurs in all organic compounds
    synonym:
  • carbon
  • ,
  • C
  • ,
  • atomic number 6

2. A thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon)

  • Used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    synonym:
  • carbon paper
  • ,
  • carbon

3. A copy made with carbon paper

    synonym:
  • carbon
  • ,
  • carbon copy

Examples of using

This is a term used to describe the warming of the earth, due to growing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
That would lead to the production of more carbon dioxide, the main gas responsible for global warming.