What does WC stand for?

What does WC mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: WC.

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Working Certificate

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
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Working Certificate

Medical » Veterinary

   
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Working Certificate

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

   
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Working Class

Governmental » US Government

   
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Workmens Compensation

Business » General

   
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World Champion

Community » Sports

   
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World Champion

Miscellaneous » Poker

   
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World Class

Community » Sports

   
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World Concern

Governmental » United Nations

   
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World Concern

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
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World Conqueror

Miscellaneous » Gaming

   
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World Coordinates

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

   
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World Craft

Business » Firms

   
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World Cup

Community » Sports

   
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Worship Center

Community » Religion

   
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Worst Case

Business » General

   
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Worthless Coin

Miscellaneous » Coins

   
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Wound Check

Medical » Physiology

   
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Wrapper Compiler

Computing » Software

   
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Write - Combined

Computing » Drivers

   
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Write Combining

Computing » General

   

What does WC mean?

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wc is a command in Unix-like operating systems. The program reads either standard input or a list of files and generates one or more of the following statistics: newline count, word count, and byte count. If a list of files is provided, both individual file and total statistics follow. Sample execution of wc: The first column is the count of newlines, meaning that the text file foo has 40 newlines while bar has 2294 newlines- resulting in a total of 2334 newlines. The second column indicates the number of words in each text file showing that there are 149 words in foo and 16638 words in bar- giving a total of 16787 words. The last column indicates the number of characters in each text file, meaning that the file foo has 947 characters while bar has 97724 characters- 98671 characters all in all. Newer versions of wc can differentiate between byte and character count. This difference arises with Unicode which includes multi-byte characters. The desired behaviour is selected with the -c or -m switch. GNU wc used to be part of the GNU textutils package; it is now part of GNU coreutils.

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