an identification card used to make purchases on a charge account; a charge plate.
a card issued by a chain store, shop, or organization, that enables customers to obtain goods and services for which they pay at a later date
carrier (def 13). a person or thing that carries. an employee of the post office who carries mail. a person who delivers newspapers, magazines, etc., on a particular route. Transportation. an individual or company, as a railroad or steamship line, engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit. common carrier. Insurance. a company that acts […]
the mathematical operation of replacing every elementary particle by its antiparticle. Symbol: C. charge conjugation A reversal of the sign of the charge, the magnetic moment, and other internal quantum numbers of every particle in the system to which it is applied, effectively turning every particle into its antiparticle. In the mathematics of quantum mechanics, […]
- Charge-coupled device
a semiconductor chip with a grid of light-sensitive elements, used for converting light images, as in a television camera, into electrical signals. Abbreviation: CCD. noun (computing) an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced […]
- Charge d’affaires
Also called chargé d’affaires ad interim. an official placed in charge of diplomatic business during the temporary absence of the ambassador or minister. an envoy to a state to which a diplomat of higher grade is not sent. noun (pl) chargés d’affaires (ˈʃɑːʒeɪ; -ʒeɪz; French) (ʃarʒe) the temporary head of a diplomatic mission in the […]