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abs

[abz]
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plural noun Informal.
  1. abdominal muscles.
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Origin of abs

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; by shortening

ABS

  1. antilock braking system.
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ABS

  1. Chemistry. ABS resin.
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Ab

[ahb, ahv]
noun
  1. Av.
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abs-

  1. variant of ab-: absent; abscond.
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abs.

A.B.S.

  1. American Bible Society.
  2. American Bureau of Shipping.
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abs

pl n
  1. informal abdominal muscles
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ABS

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

noun
  1. a variant of Av
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AB

abbreviation for
  1. Also: a.b. able-bodied seaman
  2. (in the US) Bachelor of Arts
  3. (esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)
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symbol for
  1. a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
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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

Word Origin and History for abs

n.

colloquial shortening of abdominals, by 1992.

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abs-

form of ab- before -c-, -q- or -t-.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

abs in Medicine

Ab

abbr.
  1. antibody
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