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ABV

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abbreviation
alcohol by volume: the amount of alcohol in a drink, expressed as a percentage of the total volume: A 12-ounce can of beer with 5% ABV contains 0.6 ounces pure alcohol.
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Origin of ABV

First recorded in 1985–90

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abv.

abbreviation
above.
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British Dictionary definitions for ABV

ABV

abbreviation for
alcohol by volume: the number of ml of ethyl alcohol present in each 100 ml of an alcoholic beverage when measured at 20°C; displayed on the packaging of alcoholic drinks in EU countries and used to calculate the amount of tax payable
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