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1. Carbon Copy. An e-mail or memo that is CC'd to someone is copied to that person, with all the recipients of the e-mail or memo seeing the person named on the distribution list. cf BCC.
2. Continuity Check.
3. C Compiler. cc is the name of a C language compiler available on most Unix systems.
4. Credit Card. Any credit card.
5. Conditional Compilation. A software language construct which allows blocks of code to be included or excluded at compile time. Software which is conditionally compiled out, will not then exist in the resultant library or executable.
6. Conditional Comments. Comments embedded in HTML that allow sections of the HTML to be included or excluded depending on a specified condition. Supported by Internet Explorer (IE), but not commonly supported by other browsers.

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7. Cubit Centimetre. Also written as cm3. The SI-unit of volume, corresponds to the volume of a cube measuring 1cm on each side (i.e. the volume enclosed by the cube measuring 1cm x 1cm x 1cm).

1cc of water is also defined as equal to 1 gram of water.

8. Cubic Capacity. Term used when describing the volume of a cylinder in an engine (for example in a car engine). It is the available volume of the cylinder when the piston is pushed fully out. Also known as engine displacement.

It should be appreciated that cubic capacity is a term and does not imply units. Cubic capacity is typically (but not always) expressed in cubic inches or cubic centimeters.

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9. Closed Caption (or Closed Captioning). A system for encoding a text version of the dialog contained on a TV, film or computer presentation allowing the captions to be displayed for those who are hard of hearing. Closed Caption is encoded with the video. Video or DVD players which support closed caption allow the closed captions to be displayed as subtitles.

In most contexts "Closed Caption" means the same as "Subtitles".

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