arc
A chapter in a story.
Did you read the new arc in "Jack"?
by chem August 03, 2004

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ARC
Advanced reader copy. A free, not-quite-final version of a book often distributed to reviewers or book convention attendees.
I loved getting to read an ARC of the next book of the series, but there were a bunch of typos in it.
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Arc
A part of a story line. Used all the time by the web comics Jack and Idiots in the Park.
The new Idiots in the Park arc is hillarious!
by Salvatore D'Addio February 21, 2005

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Arc
An incomplete circle.
A semicircle is an arc.
by Keijiro October 29, 2005

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arc
An arc is the internal change the hero goes through in a story. It can be positive change of character — a happy ending - or a negative or no change — which gives us a tragedy.
The main character on "V For Vendetta" has an arc. She goes from being a normal everyday kind of a girl to a revolutionary.
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ARC
Asynchronous Romantic Connection. A text-based loving relationship, typically characterized by extreme distance, time zone or life circumstances keeping the partcipants apart.
It's been a drag since Carina was shipped overseas, but our ARC is strong -- so I'm hanging in!
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Arc
A sustained luminous discharge of electricity across a gap in a circuit or between electrodes.
They saw each other across the bar and arced. The whole room lit up.
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