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Difference Between Arc & Ark

Homophones are words having similar spelling (or) pronunciation but with different meanings.


Here, Arc and Ark form a pair of Homophones. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

What does arc mean?

▪ part of a circle

  1. The rainbow formed a beautiful arc in the sky.
  2. The sun appears to move in an arc across the sky.
  3. The islands lie in an arc in the eastern Caribbean.

What does ark mean?

▪ a covered floating vessel

  1. No gas, water, or matter could enter or leave the ark.
  2. The ark is vast and is designed to float, not sail
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