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ab- 1

pref.
Away from: aboral.

[Latin; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

ab- 2

pref.
Used to indicate an electromagnetic unit in the centimeter-gram-second system: abcoulomb.

[From absolute.]

ab-

prefix
away from; off; outside of; opposite to: abnormal; abaxial; aboral.
[from Latin ab away from]

ab-

prefix
(Units) denoting a cgs unit of measurement in the electromagnetic system: abvolt.
[abstracted from absolute]

Ab

(ɑb, ɑv)

n.
Av.

AB

1. airborne.
2. Airman Basic.
3. Alberta.

AB


Symbol.
a major blood group. Compare ABO system.

ab-

a prefix occurring in verbs or verbal derivatives borrowed from Latin, where it meant “off, away”: abhor; abjure; abrade. Compare a- 4, abs-.
[< Latin, prefixal use of ab from, away; see of1]

ab.

about.

A.B.

1. able-bodied seaman.
2. Bachelor of Arts.
[< New Latin, Medieval Latin Artium Baccalaureus]