What is the full form of CC?

Cubic Capacity/ Cubic Centimeter / Carbon Copy: Here, we are going to learn what are the full forms of CC, their histories, advantages, etc.
Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on January 24, 2021

CC: Cubic Capacity/ Cubic Centimeter / Carbon Copy

1) CC: Cubic Capacity/ Cubic Centimeter

CC is an abbreviation of "Cubic Capacity". It alludes to the capacity and dimension of an engine. It describes the volume of the cylinder of the vehicle connecting the Piston Top Dead Center (TDC) and Bottom Dead Center (BDC), the authentic cylinder volume where the combustion occurs. Therefore, if the CC of an engine is higher, the fuel combustion and the power of the engine will be higher. The cubic capacity or dimension is generally calculated in a cubic centimeter.

  • A cubic centimeter whose SI unit symbol is cm3 is a generally used unit of volume that corresponds to the volume of a cube that determines 1 cm × 1 cm × 1 cm.
  • One cubic centimeter corresponds to a volume of one milliliter.
  • The mass of one cubic centimeter of water at 3.98 °C (the temperature at which it reaches its highest density) is directly equal to one gram.


  • 1 millilitre= 1 cm3
  • 1 litre= 1000 cm3
  • 1 cubic inch= 16.38706 cm3.
Cubic Capacity/ Cubic Centimeter

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2) CC: Carbon Copy

CC is also used as an abbreviation of "Carbon Copy". This term appears from carbon copying, the process in which a carbon copy is produced by introducing a carbon paper between two sheets and writing on the upper sheet.

The term "Carbon Copy" is very well-liked among email users on the internet. Several individuals maintain their email id in the CC field alongside the name of the recipients. The CC field is also used to send messages to more than one recipient. On the email, there is also a term used known as BCC. BCC is an abbreviation of blank carbon copy.

Use of Carbon Copy:

  • A sheet of carbon paper is put down between two or more sheets of paper.
  • The force applied by the writing through pen, pencil, typewriter, or impact printer to the sheet, which is on the peak becomes the basis of pigment from the carbon paper to make a replica of the similar mark on the copy sheet.
  • A lot of copies can be produced by stacking quite a lot of sheets with carbon paper between each matchup. Four or five copies are a convenient limit.
  • The sheet on the peak is the original and each of the further sheets is known as a carbon copy.

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