What Does C Mean in a Text?

"C" means "Celsius" and "One Hundred." It is also the name of a computer programming language. In Spanish texting, C is used as an abbreviation of the word "sí."

Here is more information about each of these definitions of "C."


The Celsius scale, originally known as centigrade, is a temperature scale commonly used worldwide. Based on the freezing point (0°C) and boiling point (100°C) of water at standard atmospheric conditions, it's a metric system unit.

Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, introduced "C" in 1742. Today, it is used in almost all countries for most temperature measurements. The United States is a notable exception, where Fahrenheit ("F") remains the standard for non-scientific temperature reporting. To convert between the two, formulaic calculations are required.
  • Celsius to Fahrenheit Formula: (°C * 1.8) + 32 = °F (or * 9 / 5 + 32)
  • Fahrenheit to Celsius Formula: (°F - 32) / 1.8 = °C (or - 32 * 5 / 9)
Here is a converter that switches between the two:

Celsius to Fahrenheit Converter




Common TemperatureCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)
Boiling Point of Water100212
Body Temperature3798.6
Room Temperature2068
Freezing Point of Water032

One Hundred

In Roman numerals, the letter "C" represents the number 100. The system, originating from ancient Rome, uses combinations of letters to signify numbers. As numbers increase, different letters like I, V, X, L, C, D, and M are used. For instance, "CC" is 200, and "CM" is 900.

The Roman numeral system developed over a long period of time and was influenced by various cultural and practical considerations. The origins of specific symbols and their values are not fully documented, which means there's some level of speculation involved when considering their meanings. The symbol "C" for 100 likely derives from the Latin word "centum," which means "one hundred."

Although Roman numerals aren't as widely used for arithmetic today, they are prevalent in certain contexts like clock faces, book chapters, and movie sequels.

Programming Language

"C" is also a high-level, general-purpose programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie in the early 1970s at Bell Labs. Originally created for the UNIX operating system, its versatility and efficiency led to its widespread adoption.

The influence of "C" is evident in numerous subsequent languages. Its syntax and structure have set foundational standards for modern programming. "C" remains central in system programming, embedded systems, and other fields requiring close-to-hardware development.

Spanish Word "Sí"

In Spanish text messaging and on social media, the letter "C" is often used as an abbreviation of the word "sí," which means "yes."

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When I write C, I mean this:

meaning of C


Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Celsius" is the most common definition for C on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"One Hundred" is another common definition for C.
Definition:One Hundred
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

C is also a Computer Programming Language.
Definition:Programming Language
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
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Summary of Key Points for Fourth Definition

C is also used as an abbreviation of the Spanish word "sí."
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

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