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Arc vs. Ark

Arc
Definition

Electrical conduction through gas in an applied electric field ; any unbroken part of a circle or other curved line

Examples

Lightning is an electric arc between two clouds; The architect used a compass to draw an arc in the design.

Ark
Definition

A boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood

Examples

The ark is believed to have been built at the command of God

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