any of various finely divided forms of amorphous carbon prepared by the partial combustion of hydrocarbons, as of natural gas, or by charring wood, bones, or other plant or animal tissues: used in pigments, as reinforcing agents in the manufacture of rubber products, and as clarifying or filtering agents.
Of course cotton sheeting in liquid oxygen is not quite as good an explosive as carbon-black, which they used down in the mine.
Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It is generally admitted that carbon-black forms the bulk of all these.
Illumination and its Development in the Present Day Sidney Farnsworth
The spots are carbon-black and have none of the vermilion and purple colors that characterize the brook trout.
Fly Fishing in Wonderland Klahowya
a black finely divided form of amorphous carbon produced by incomplete combustion of natural gas or petroleum: used to reinforce rubber and in the manufacture of pigments and ink
- Carbon brush
noun a small block of carbon used to convey current between the stationary and moving parts of an electric generator, motor, etc Historical Examples When replacing the block, care must be exercised in pushing the carbon brush into the socket. Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
the process of trapping carbon dioxide at its emission source, transporting it to a usually underground storage location, and isolating it there: New carbon capture technologies provide an additional weapon against global warming. Contemporary Examples The coal industry says carbon-capture technology is unproven and would make building new plants uneconomical. Obama Administration Issues New Rules […]
- Carbon copy
a duplicate of anything written or typed, made by using a photocopier or, formerly, by using carbon paper. Abbreviation: cc. a copy of an email or other electronic document that is sent to one or more people in addition to the primary addressee. Abbreviation: cc. a near or exact duplicate of a given person or […]
a permit that gives a company, country, etc., the right to emit a specified amount of carbon compounds into the atmosphere, and may be purchased if emissions are expected to exceed a quota or sold if the quota is not reached: Companies can accumulate carbon credits by funding new forest growth. noun a certificate showing […]