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EC or ec may refer to:


Arts and entertainment

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EC Comics Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American publisher Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the ...
, an American publisher of comic books * ''
Electric Circus ''Electric Circus '' (also known as ''EC'') was a Canadian Canadians (french: Canadiens) are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, many (or all) o ...
'', a Canadian television program *
Eric Clapton Stratocaster The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster is the signature model electric guitar of English guitarist Eric Clapton. It was the first signature model guitar released by Fender. Background Eric Clapton played a ran ...
, signature model guitars by Fender


Businesses and organisations


Governmental

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Environment and Climate Change Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC; french: Environnement et Changement climatique Canada)Environment and Climate Change Canada is the applied title under the Federal Identity Program; the legal title is Department of the Environment () ...
, a Canadian federal government department *
European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch The executive is the branch of government exercising authority in and holding Moral responsibility, responsibility for the governance of a State (polity), state. The executive executes a ...

European Commission
, the executive body of the European Union *
European Council The European Council (informally EUCO) is a collegiate body that defines the overall political directions and priorities of the European Union The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of member states that are loc ...
, the European Union institution comprising the college of heads of state of government *
European Communities The European Communities (EC), sometimes referred to as the European Community, were three international organizations that were governed by the same set of institutions Institutions, according to Samuel P. Huntington, are "stable, valued, ...
, one of the three pillars of the EU *
European Community The European Economic Community (EEC) was a regional organization and Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It shares borders with Greece ...

European Community
, a significant component of the European Union from 1993 to 2009 *
European Economic Community The European Economic Community (EEC) was a regional organization and Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It shares borders with Greece ...

European Economic Community
, informally, the ''European Community'', an economic union from 1958 to 1993


Transportation

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EuroCity#REDIRECT EuroCity EuroCity, abbreviated as EC, is a cross-border train category within the European inter-city rail Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than Commuter rail, commuter or Re ...

EuroCity
, a train service of the European inter-city rail network *
Avialeasing Avialeasing Aviation Company is a cargo airline based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It operates cargo services linking cities in Asia with western and eastern Europe. Its main base is Yuzhny Airport, Tashkent.Flight International 27 March 2007 It is a jo ...
(IATA code), a cargo airline *
East Coast (train operating company) East Coast, the trading name of the East Coast Main Line Company, was a British train operating company A train operating company (TOC) is a business operating passenger trains pulling passenger cars in Nevada Nevada (, ) is a U. ...
, a train operating company in the UK * EC, the aircraft registration prefix for Spain


Other businesses and organizations

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EC Comics Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American publisher Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the ...
, a defunct comic book company *
Eckerd College Eckerd College is a Private college, private Liberal arts colleges in the United States, liberal arts college in St. Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 1958, part of the campus is waterfront (area), waterfront and beach on Boca Ciega Bay. Because o ...
, US *
Edinburgh College Edinburgh College is a Further Education, further and higher education institution with campuses in Edinburgh and Midlothian, Scotland. It serves the Fife, Lothians, and Scottish Borders regions, and is the largest college in Scotland. It was ...
, Scotland *
Equine Canada Equestrian Canada (french: Canada Équestre), formerly known as Equine Canada and commonly known by its acronym, EC, is Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinc ...
, Canada's national horse sport federation *
Engineers Canada Engineers Canada ( French: ') is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering Engineering is the use of scientific method, scientific principles to design and build ma ...
, a national organization that regulates the practice of engineering in Canada *
Engineering Council The Engineering Council (formerly Engineering Council UK; colloquially known as EngC) is the UK's regulatory authority for registration of Chartered and Incorporated engineers and engineering technician, holding a register of these and providi ...
, formerly Engineering Council UK, a regulatory authority in the UK for registration of engineers and technicians


Places

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EC postcode area The EC (Eastern Central) postcode area, also known as the London EC postal area, is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. It includes almost all of the City of London The City of London is a City status in the United King ...
, for east central London *
Ecuador Ecuador ( ; ; Quechua Quechua may refer to: *Quechua people, several indigenous ethnic groups in South America, especially in Peru *Quechuan languages, a Native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes, derived from a ...

Ecuador
(ISO 3166-1 country code) *
East Chicago, Indiana East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,698 at the 2010 United States Census, census. It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community. History The land ...
, a city in the United States


Science, technology and mathematics


Biology and medicine

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EC50 ] Half maximal effective concentration (EC50) refers to the concentration of a drug, antibody or toxicant which induces a Stimulus%E2%80%93response_model, response halfway between the baseline and maximum after a specified exposure time. More sim ...
, half maximal effective concentration of a drug, antibody or toxicant *
Emergency contraception Emergency contraception (EC) is a birth control Birth control, also known as contraception, anticonception, and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during ...
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Endothelial cell Endothelium is a single layer of squamous Epithelium () is one of the four basic types of animal Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the Kingdom (biology), biological kingdom Animalia. Wit ...
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Enterochromaffin cell Enterochromaffin (EC) cells (also known as Kulchitsky cells) are a type of enteroendocrine cell Enteroendocrine cells are specialized cells of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas with endocrine function. They produce gastrointestinal horm ...
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Entorhinal cortex The entorhinal cortex (EC) is an area of the brain's allocortex The allocortex or heterogenetic cortex, and neocortex The neocortex, also called the neopallium, isocortex, or the six-layered cortex, is a set of layers of the mammalian cerebra ...
, memory center in the brain *
Enzyme Commission number The Enzyme Commission number (EC number) is a numerical classification scheme for enzyme Enzymes () are protein Proteins are large s and s that comprise one or more long chains of . Proteins perform a vast array of functions within ...
, EC number, used for the numerical classification of enzymes *
Extracellular This glossary of biology terms is a list of definitions of fundamental terms and concepts used in biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chem ...


Chemistry

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Electrical conductivity Electrical resistivity (also called specific electrical resistance or volume resistivity) is a fundamental property of a material that measures how strongly it resists electric current An electric current is a stream of charged particle In p ...
of a solution **
EC meter Image:Electrical conductivity meter.jpg, 250px, An electrical conductivity meter. An electrical conductivity meter (EC meter) measures the conductivity (electrolytic), electrical conductivity in a solution. It has multiple applications in researc ...
(electrical conductivity meter), measures the electrical conductivity in a solution *
Ethylene carbonate Ethylene carbonate (sometimes abbreviated EC) is the organic compound , CH4; is among the simplest organic compounds. In chemistry, organic compounds are generally any chemical compounds that contain carbon-hydrogen chemical bond, bonds. Due to ...

Ethylene carbonate
, an ester and a popular solvent in lithium-ion batteries * European Community number (EC-No, or EC#), determined by the European Commission for identifying chemicals


Computing

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.ec .ec is the country code top-level domain A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory identified with a country code. All ASCII ccTLD ...
, the country code top level domain (ccTLD) for Ecuador *
eC (programming language) eC (Ecere C) is an object-oriented Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm Program, programme, programmer, or programming may refer to: Business and management * Program management, the process of managing several re ...
, a programming language adding object-oriented features, dynamic modules and reflection to C *
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a part of Amazon.com Amazon.com, Inc. ( ) is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational ...
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Electronic cash Electronic cash was until 2007 the debit card, debit card system of the German Banking Industry Committee, the association which represents the top German financial interest groups. Usually paired with a transaction account or Current account (ban ...
, an electronic payment system popular especially in Germany *
Evolutionary computation In computer science, evolutionary computation is a family of algorithms for global optimization inspired by biological evolution, and the subfield of artificial intelligence and soft computing studying these algorithms. In technical terms, they ...
, computing that utilises evolution to automatically find solutions to formally defined problems * Embedded controller, a microcontroller in computers that handles various system tasks that the operating system does not handle *
ExpressCard ExpressCard, initially called NEWCARD, is an interface to connect peripheral, peripheral devices to a computer, usually a laptop, laptop computer. The ExpressCard technical standard specifies the design of slots built into the computer and of expa ...
, an interface connecting peripheral devices to a computer, usually a laptop


Other sciences

* Edinburgh-Cape Blue Object Survey, an astronomical catalogue *
Electron capture Electron capture (K-electron capture, also K-capture, or L-electron capture, L-capture) is a process in which the proton-rich nucleus of an electrically neutral atom An atom is the smallest unit of ordinary matter In classical physics ...

Electron capture
, in nuclear physics *
Elliptic curve In , an elliptic curve is a , , of one, on which there is a specified point ''O''. An elliptic curve is defined over a ''K'' and describes points in ''K''2, the of ''K'' with itself. If the field's is different from 2 and 3, then the curv ...
, in mathematics *
Emergent cyclical theoryGraves's emergent cyclical levels of existence (E-C theory or ECLET) is a theory of adult Developmental psychology, human development constructed from experimental data by Union College professor of psychology Clare W. Graves. It produces an open-en ...
(E-C theory), in psychology *
Erasure codeIn coding theory Coding theory is the study of the properties of codes and their respective fitness for specific applications. Codes are used for data compression In signal processing, data compression, source coding, or bit-rate reduction is t ...
, in information theory * Exacoulomb (EC), an SI unit for electric charge equal to 1018 coulomb *
Electric car An electric car or battery electric car is an automobile A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle Electric bicycles parked in Yangzhou's main street, Wenchang Lu. They are a very common way of transport in this city, in some a ...

Electric car
, or electric vehicle (EV)


Other uses

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Eastern Caribbean dollar The Eastern Caribbean dollar (symbol A symbol is a mark, sign, or word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with semantic, objective or pragmatics, p ...
, sometimes abbreviated EC$ * Elimination communication, a method of toilet training *
Evolutionary creation Evolutionary creation, also presented as Evolutionary creationism, is the religious belief that God as Creator brings about his plan through processes of evolution. It is a type of creationism which, like theistic evolution, accepts modern science, ...
, the idea that God used evolution to create present-day biodiversity * Extended coverage, in insurance *
Extra credit Extra credit is a way to gain points, particularly used in schools. Reasons for extra credit Teachers employ extra credit for a variety of reasons. For example, it may be felt that students who are highly capable may benefit from an additional cha ...
, in academia * Executive Condominium, a type of housing in Singapore * Ethiopian calendar, EC or E.C.


See also

* Embedded C++ (EC++), a programming language *
Elliptic curve cryptography Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. ECC allows smaller keys compared to non-EC cryptography (based on plain Finite field, Galois fields) ...
(ECC) {{disambiguation