[ ey-bee-see ]
/ ˈeɪˌbiˈsi /

noun, plural ABC's, ABCs.

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Trademark. American Broadcasting Companies: a television and radio network.
atomic, biological, and chemical: ABC warfare.

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Advance Booking Charter.
Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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or ABCs

[ ey-bee-seez ]
/ ˈeɪˌbiˈsiz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

Also ABC. the alphabet.
the basic skills of spelling, reading, and writing: learning the ABC's in the early grades of school.
Also ABC. the basic or elementary facts, principles, etc., of a subject: the ABC's of electricity. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(plural in US) the rudiments of a subject
an alphabetical guide to a subject
(often plural in US) the alphabet

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abbreviation for

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