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abs

[abz] /æbz/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
abdominal muscles.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85, Americanism; by shortening

ABS

1.
Chemistry, ABS resin.

ABS

1.
antilock braking system.

abs-

1.
variant of ab-:
absent; abscond.

abs.

1.
2.
3.

A.B.S.

1.
American Bible Society.
2.
American Bureau of Shipping.

Ab

[ahb, ahv] /ɑb, ɑv/
noun
1.
Av.
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British Dictionary definitions for abs

abs

/æbz/
plural noun
1.
(informal) abdominal muscles

ABS

abbreviation
1.
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles

Ab

/æb/
noun
1.
a variant of Av

AB

abbreviation
1.
Also a.b.. able-bodied seaman
2.
(in the US) Bachelor of Arts
3.
(esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)
symbol
4.
a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
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Word Origin and History for abs
n.

colloquial shortening of abdominals, by 1992.

abs-

form of ab- before -c-, -q- or -t-.

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abs in Medicine

Ab abbr.
antibody

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Related Abbreviations for abs

abs

  1. abdominal muscles
  2. absolute temperature

ABS

  1. American Board of Surgery
  2. Animal Behavior Society
  3. antilock braking system

ab

Abkhazian

Ab

antibody

AB

  1. able-bodied [seaman]
  2. about (shortwave transmission)
  3. airbase
  4. airman basic
  5. Alberta
  6. Latin Artium Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Arts)
  7. at bats (baseball)

abs.

  1. absent
  2. absolute
  3. absolutely
  4. abstract
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