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1627C horizonIs a mineral horizon (or layer) of unconsolidated material from which the solum is presumed to be formed, and which does not show properties diagnosti.....
8430C-LanguageHigh-level programming language developed mainly for writing structured system programs......
9287C3 Plants1 - Plants that produce a three-carbon compound during photosynthesis, including most trees and agricultural crops such as rice, wheat, soybeans, pota.....
9288C4 Plants1 - Plants that produce a four-carbon compound during photosynthesis (mainly of tropical origin), including grasses and the agriculturally important c.....
6128CabA covered shelter fitted on an excavator for the operator......
6159Cable drag scraper, or Power drag scraperAn excavating machine consisting mainly of a crescent bottomless scraper bucket-attached by front and rear bridle chain to two long wire cables, one k.....
8345Cable modem/ModemA type of modem that allows people to access the Internet via their cable television service......
4670CablegationA method of controlling the water supply to irrigated furrows or corrugations whereby a single, gated, pipeline is used for conveying as well as deliv.....
6119Cableway drag scraperA digging bucket operated on a cable between a mast and an anchor that is not lifted off the ground during a normal cycle. In short also called `drag .....
6158Cableway excavatorsAn excavating machine consisting of (i) two towers or masts, fixed or moveable; (ii) Track cable; (iii) Tension cable and guide blocks; (iv) A load ca.....
6074CablewaysAn apparatus for transporting freshly mixed concrete from the batch plant to the point of placement, consisting of containers carried along moving, ov.....
8347CacheA special high-speed storage mechanism, either as a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. This high-speed buffe.....
8346Cache memorySection of high-speed memory tht stores data that the computer can access quickly......
8429CAD/CAMComputer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture. Interaction between computers used for designing and those for manufacturing a product......
8938Cadastral surveys, Land survey, Property surveySurveys relating to the establishment of land boundaries and subdivisions made to create or define limitations of titles. They also include surveys to.....
7141CadmiumChemical element, atomic number 48.  A heavy metal that accumulates in the environment.  Can be leached from the galvanizing on water pipes......
3888Cail type fishwayA type of pool and orifice fishway with staggered orifices......
5837Caisson pile or Cow caisson, Boston caisson A device for sinking small shafts through soft clay or silt to prevent excessive loss of ground. A short cylinder of steel plate is driven into the cl.....
5880Caisson, or Pneumatic caissonA watertight, cylindrical or rectangular chamber dug out or sunk into the ground surface for access to the bed of a stream or body of water. It is use.....
7666Calcareous Having sufficient accumulation of calcium carbonate to produce a pH over 7.0......
1641Calcareous crustIndurated horizon cemented with calcium carbonate......
2146Calcareous soilSoil that is alkaline because of the presence of free calcium or magnesium carbonate or both. It effervesces visibly when treated with cold 0.1 N hydr.....
7039CalcifugeGrowing best on acid soil......
7241Calcination, or CalciningThe exposure of an inorganic chemical compound or mineral to a uniform high temperature to alter its chemical form and drive off a substance that was .....
1901Calciphile, or CalcicolePlants which take in large quantities of calcium......
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