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Ab

1

[ ahb, ahv ]

noun

  1. Av.


AB

2

abbreviation for

  1. Nautical. able seaman.
  2. U.S. Air Force. Airman Basic.
  3. Alberta, Canada (approved for postal use).
  4. antiballistic; antiballistic missile.

A.B.

3

abbreviation for

Ab

4
Symbol.
  1. Chemistry. alabamine.
  2. Immunology. antibody.

AB

5
Symbol, Physiology.
  1. 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.

A.B.

6

abbreviation for

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

ab-

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  1. a formal element occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “away from”:

    abdicate; abolition.

ab.

8

abbreviation for

  1. about.
  2. Baseball. (times) at bat.

ab-

1

prefix

  1. away from; off; outside of; opposite to

    abaxial

    abnormal

    aboral



AB

2

abbreviation for

  1. Alsoa.b. able-bodied seaman
  2. (in the US) Bachelor of Arts
  3. (esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)

symbol for

  1. a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen

ab-

3

prefix

  1. denoting a cgs unit of measurement in the electromagnetic system

    abvolt

Ab

4

/ æb /

noun

  1. a variant of Av
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ab1

< New Latin, Medieval Latin Artium Baccalaureus

Origin of Ab2

< Latin ab (preposition and prefix) from, away, cognate with Greek apó, Sanskrit ápa, German ab, English of 1, off
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ab1

from Latin ab away from

Origin of Ab2

abstracted from absolute
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Example Sentences

“Ab Welsh, who was a forward with the Saskatoon Quakers was the first one,” Howe said.

Manning the flight was Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the 50-year-old pilot, and his 27-year-old first mate Officer Fariq Ab Hamid.

On 27 July 2013, AB Neubauer reported that she was sexually assaulted the previous evening.

An AB is a muscle found on magazine covers, an AD in the mag says Virginia's For Lovers.

The ABT has a saying on the inside, “If you ever disrespect the AB, we will make sure you leave in a body bag.”

Aunty Rosa sat him upon a table and told him that A B meant ab.

Ab eo igitur tpore Patres nostros perhumaniter habuit, atque honorific in omnibus, mensque benign accepit.

I do not think that Lancelot was ab origine the hero of a variant of this popular and widely-spread folk-tale.

Et idem Johannes nullam partem artium prædictarum ab apprenticio suo concelabit.

Such slaves were called in general terms librri, more accurately serv ab epistols, serv man, or manunss.

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