steel owing its properties principally to its carbon content; ordinary, unalloyed steel.
steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
- Carbon tax
noun a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases Contemporary Examples For example: most Republicans disagree with me that a carbon tax would be a good idea. Obama’s Fighting Speech – Part 4 David Frum January 22, 2013 A carbon tax […]
a colorless, nonflammable, vaporous, toxic liquid, CCl 4 , usually produced by the reaction of chlorine with carbon disulfide, methane, or other carbon-containing compounds: used mainly as a refrigerant, fire extinguisher, cleaning fluid, solvent, and insecticide. noun a colourless volatile nonflammable sparingly soluble liquid made from chlorine and carbon disulphide; tetrachloromethane. It is used as […]
carbon paper (def 2). paper faced with a preparation of carbon or other material, used between two sheets of plain paper in order to reproduce on the lower sheet that which is written or typed on the upper. Also called carbon tissue. a paper for making photographs by the carbon process. noun a thin sheet […]
- Carbon trading
noun the trading by a country with a relatively low level of carbon dioxide emission of part of its emission entitlement to a country that has a higher level of emission Contemporary Examples China has been a leading source of dodgy carbon offsets used by the EU carbon trading scheme. What Are We Going to […]