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[en] Highlights: • Laser-excitation and dispersed-fluorescence spectroscopy of jet-cooled TiC. • Confirmed ground state as X3Σ+ with first excited, a1Σ+ state at 319 cm−1. • Observed three low-energy 1Σ+ states to confirm close proximity of two σ orbitals. • Electronic state at 16,447 cm−1 reassigned to 1Π from 3Π1. The TiC has been investigated using laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy. The a1Σ+, b1Σ+, and c1Σ+ states are found to lie respectively at T0 = 319.3, 786.0, and 1407.2 cm−1 and have internuclear distances respectively of r0 = 1.6607, 1.6906, and 1.6927 Å. Similar r0 values of the b1Σ+ and c1Σ+ states with that of the X3Σ+ state (1.6953 Å) indicate that either of these states could be isocofigurational to the ground state. Dispersed fluorescence suggests reassignment of the 3Π1 state to a mixed state with dominant 1Π character. Higher spectral resolution of the 1Π–X3Σ+ band provided improved molecular constants.