Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?


[sey-bin] /ˈseɪ bɪn/
Albert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for ab sabin


/ˈsæbɪn; ˈseɪ-/
(physics) a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface
Word Origin
C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist


Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for ab sabin


in reference to polio vaccine, 1955, from name of Russian-born U.S. microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
ab sabin in Medicine

Sabin Sa·bin (sā'bĭn), Albert Bruce. 1906-1993.

American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.

Sabin , Florence Rena. 1871-1953.

American pioneer anatomist noted for her investigations of the lymphatic system. She was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1925).

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
ab sabin in Science
A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Sabin

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ab

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ab sabin