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

  Voltaic \Vol*ta"ic\, a. [Cf. F. volta["i]que, It. voltaico.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised
        apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical
        action, and established this branch of electric science;
        discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.
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     2. Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as,
        voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.
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     Note: See the Note under Galvanism.
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     Voltaic arc, a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed
        between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a
        powerful voltaic current.
     Voltaic battery, an apparatus variously constructed,
        consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar
        metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and
        subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by
        which a current of electricity is generated whenever the
        two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a
        conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4.
        (b), and Note.
     Voltaic circuit. See under Circuit.
     Voltaic couple or Voltaic element, a single pair of the
        connected plates of a battery.
     Voltaic electricity. See the Note under Electricity.
     Voltaic pile, a kind of voltaic battery consisting of
        alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by
        moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
     Voltaic protection of metals, the protection of a metal
        exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or
        acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal
        which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or
        coated with zinc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arc \Arc\, n. [F. arc, L. arcus bow, arc. See Arch, n.]
     1. (Geom.) A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a
        circle or of an ellipse.
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     2. A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as,
        the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's
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     3. An arch. [Obs.]
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              Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs. --Milton.
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     4. The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by
        the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is
        described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the
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     Electric arc, Voltaic arc. See under Voltaic.
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