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A.B.1

Origin
< Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin Artium Baccalaureus

A.B.2

1.
Nautical, able seaman.
2.
Baseball. (times) at bat.
Also, a.b.

able seaman

noun
1.
Also called able-bodied seaman. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties.
2.
(in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain's mate.
Abbreviation: A.B., AB.
Origin
1695-1705

Bachelor of Arts

noun
1.
a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, usually awarded for studies in the social sciences or humanities.
2.
a person having this degree.
Abbreviation: A.B., B.A.
Origin
1570-80
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Bachelor of Arts

noun
1.
a degree conferred on a person who has successfully completed his or her undergraduate studies, usually in a branch of the liberal arts or humanities
2.
a person who holds this degree
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