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A B C´

    (ā bē sē´)
1.The first three letters of the alphabet, used for the whole alphabet.
2.A primer for teaching the alphabet and first elements of reading.
3.The simplest rudiments of any subject; as, the A B C of finance.
A B C book
a primer.
- Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Surely it is a waste of time to elaborate these A B C's of commerce," Mr.
"And it is by these A B C's I have so carefully elaborated that I shall confound you," Ernest retorted.
AMT Credits: Separate-Company Basis Chart 1: A B C Taxable income $1,200 $(200) $3,000 Add: AMT adjustments and preferences 1,800 100 2,000 Alternative minimum taxable income (AMTI) $3,000 (100) $5,000 Comparison between tentative minimum tax (TMT) and regular tax (RT): TMT (AMTI x 20%) $ 600 $ 0(*) 1,000 RT (taxable income x 34%) 408 0(*) 1,020 AMT (TMT - RT) $ 192 $ 0 0(**) (*) The TMT and RT may not be reduced below zero.