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Etymology 1 edit

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GC

  1. (metrology) Symbol for gigacoulomb, an SI unit of electric charge equal to 109 coulombs.

Etymology 2 edit

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GC

  1. (international standards) Indeterminately reserved ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office.
Usage notes edit

This is an indeterminately reserved code, included as part of ISO 3166-1 on the request of the World Intellectual Property Organization due to its use in the WIPO ST.3 standard, and is not endorsed for general use by the ISO.

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Noun edit

GC (countable and uncountable, plural GCs)

  1. Initialism of gas chromatography.
  2. (anatomy) Initialism of germinal center.
  3. (cycling) Initialism of general classification.
  4. (Australia, film classification, dated) Initialism of general classification.
  5. (programming)
    1. Initialism of garbage collection.
    2. Initialism of garbage collector.
  6. Initialism of good condition.
  7. (biochemistry) Initialism of glucocorticoid.
  8. (biochemistry) Initialism of guanylate cyclase.
  9. (genetics, molecular biology) Initialism of guanine-cytosine.
  10. (text messaging) Initialism of group chat.
  11. (informal) Initialism of gender critical.
    • 2021 November 19, Yana (@lesbian_envy), Twitter[1]:
      GCs prove everyday they're actually just critical of trans people, not critical of gender
    • 2021 November 28, SophieXY (@SophieXY44), Twitter[2]:
      That’s LITERALLY what trans activists say and what GCs are fighting against.
    • 2022 June 26, Lee WilliamDesigns (@designs_william), Twitter[3]:
      When I pointed out the other day that prominent GCs had been pretty silent on #RoeVsWade or had tried deflecting onto trans people, I had this response from a GC.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:GC.
    Synonyms: FART (derogatory), GCF, gendercrit, gendercritter (derogatory), TERF, terven

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Proper noun edit

GC

  1. (astronomy) Initialism of General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters.
  2. (astronomy) Initialism of Boss General Catalogue.
  3. (UK politics) Initialism of General Committee: the general management committee of a constituency party of the British Labour Party.
  4. (UK) Initialism of George Cross: a medal presented to civilians and military personnel of the United Kingdom for actions which are not in the face of the enemy.
  5. (video games) Nintendo GameCube
    Synonyms: GCN, NGC
  6. (education) Initialism of Google Classroom.

Derived terms edit

  • (astronomy): NGC

Verb edit

GC

  1. (programming) Initialism of garbage collect.

Adjective edit

GC (not generally comparable, comparative more GC, superlative most GC)

  1. Initialism of gender-critical.
    • 2020, Callie H. Burt, “Scrutinizing the U.S. Equality Act 2019: A Feminist Examination of Definitional Changes and Sociolegal Ramifications”, in Feminist Criminology, volume 15, number 4, page 25:
      GC feminism wholly rejects the notion that gender maps onto sex.
    • 2020, Sarah Pedersen, The Politicization of Mumsnet[4], page 123:
      One poster, who thanked her for signing the letter, commented, 'The secrecy with which GC women have to find each other is just absurd. []
    • 2021 June, Craig McLean, “The Growth of the Anti-Transgender Movement in the United Kingdom: The Silent Radicalization of the British Electorate”, in International Journal of Sociology:
      Meanwhile, GC groups continue to lobby against amendments to the GRA, and are also campaigning against existing rights that trans people enjoy.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:GC.

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GC m (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Initialism of gasto cardíaco.