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 for parc
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Park \Park\ (p[aum]rk), n. [AS. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. F.
     parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. parcus,
     parricus, Ir. & Gael. pairc, W. park, parwg. Cf. Paddock an
     inclosure, Parrock.]
     1. (Eng. Law) A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with
        beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription,
        or the king's grant. --Mozley & W.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or
        adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game,
        for walking, riding, or the like. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              While in the park I sing, the listening deer
              Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and
        kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London;
        Central Park in New York.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Mil.) A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons,
        and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance
        stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought
        together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of
        wagons; a park of artillery.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
        [Written also parc.]
        [1913 Webster]
     6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a
        definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     7. A position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic
        transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which
        the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged.
     Park of artillery. See under Artillery.
     Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.
     industrial parka region located typically in a suburban or
        rural area, zoned by law for specific types of business
        use (as, retail business, light industry, and sometimes
        heavy industry), often having some parklike
        characteristics, and having businesses, parking lots, and
        sometimes recreation areas and restaurants. The sponsoring
        agency may also provide supporting facilities, such as
        water towers, office buildings, or for large industrial
        parks, an airport.

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Palo Alto Research Center (org., USA, Xerox)

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      See XEROX PARC.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Palo Alto Research Center
  Palo Alto Research Centre
     /zee'roks park'/ Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research
     For more than a decade, from the early 1970s into the
     mid-1980s, PARC yielded an astonishing volume of
     ground-breaking hardware and software innovations.  The modern
     mice, windows, and icons ({WIMP) style of software interface
     was invented there.  So was the laser printer and the
     local-area network; Smalltalk; and PARC's series of D
     machines anticipated the powerful personal computers of the
     1980s by a decade.  Sadly, the prophets at PARC were without
     honour in their own company, so much so that it became a
     standard joke to describe PARC as a place that specialised in
     developing brilliant ideas for everyone else.
     The stunning shortsightedness and obtusity of XEROX's
     top-level suits has been well described in the reference
     ["Fumbling The Future: How XEROX Invented, Then Ignored, the
     First Personal Computer" by Douglas K. Smith and Robert
     C. Alexander (William Morrow & Co., 1988, ISBN
     [{Jargon File]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Parc, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
     Population (2000):    54
     Housing Units (2000): 29
     Land area (2000):     1.395329 sq. miles (3.613886 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.395329 sq. miles (3.613886 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            56291
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             44.668549 N, 73.454735 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Parc, NY

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