[ ahb, ahv ]
/ ɑb, ɑv /
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Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Definition for Ab (2 of 8)
Definition for Ab (3 of 8)
Definition for Ab (4 of 8)
a major blood group usually enabling a person whose blood is of this type to donate blood to persons of type AB and to receive blood from persons of type O, A, B, or AB.
Compare ABO system.
Definition for Ab (5 of 8)
a formal element occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “away from”: abdicate; abolition.
Definition for Ab (6 of 8)
Baseball. (times) at bat.
Definition for Ab (7 of 8)
Origin of A.B.1
<New Latin, Medieval Latin Artium Baccalaureus
Definition for Ab (8 of 8)
Nautical. able seaman.
Baseball. (times) at bat.Also a.b.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ab (1 of 4)
/ (æb) /
a variant of Av
British Dictionary definitions for Ab (2 of 4)
Also: a.b. able-bodied seaman
(in the US) Bachelor of Arts
(esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)
a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
British Dictionary definitions for Ab (3 of 4)
away from; off; outside of; opposite toabnormal; abaxial; aboral
Word Origin for ab-
from Latin ab away from
British Dictionary definitions for Ab (4 of 4)
denoting a cgs unit of measurement in the electromagnetic systemabvolt
Word Origin for ab-
abstracted from absolute
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Medical definitions for Ab (1 of 3)
Used to indicate an electromagnetic unit in the centimeter-gram-second system:abcoulomb.
Medical definitions for Ab (2 of 3)
Medical definitions for Ab (3 of 3)
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