abs

[ abz ]
/ æbz /
|

plural noun Informal.

abdominal muscles.

Origin of abs

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; by shortening

Definition for abs (2 of 7)

ABS

antilock braking system.

Definition for abs (3 of 7)

ABS

Chemistry. ABS resin.

Definition for abs (4 of 7)

Ab

[ ahb, ahv ]
/ ɑb, ɑv /

noun


Definition for abs (5 of 7)

abs-

variant of ab-: absent; abscond.

Definition for abs (6 of 7)

Definition for abs (7 of 7)

A.B.S.

American Bible Society.
American Bureau of Shipping.

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British Dictionary definitions for abs (1 of 4)

abs

/ (æbz) /

pl n

informal abdominal muscles

British Dictionary definitions for abs (2 of 4)

ABS

abbreviation for

acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles

British Dictionary definitions for abs (3 of 4)

Ab

/ (æb) /

noun

a variant of Av

British Dictionary definitions for abs (4 of 4)

AB

abbreviation for

Also: a.b. able-bodied seaman
(in the US) Bachelor of Arts
(esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)

symbol for

a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
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Medicine definitions for abs

Ab

abbr.

antibody

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