1. [ noun ] (chemistry) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
Synonyms: atomic_number_6 C
Related terms: chemical_element graphite charcoal diamond carbon_black activated_carbon fullerene radiocarbon char coal petroleum limestone carbonate carbonize carbonize
2. [ noun ] 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
Synonyms: carbon_paper
Related terms: paper
3. [ noun ] a copy made with carbon paper
Synonyms: carbon_copy
Related terms: copy
Similar spelling:   Carboni