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ABC

 (ā′bē-sē′)
n. often ABCs
1. The alphabet: learned her ABCs when she was three years old.
2. The rudiments of reading and writing.
3. The rudiments of a subject: taught the ABCs of geometry.

ABC's

or ABCs

(ˈeɪˌbiˈsiz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. the alphabet.
2. the basic skills of spelling, reading, and writing.
3. the basic facts, principles, or skills of any subject.
Also, ABC (for defs. 1,3).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ABCs - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)ABCs - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"
basic principle, fundamental principle, fundamentals, basics, bedrock - principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
"Now, madam, these triangles are equal; please note that the angle ABC..."
If ever Miss Rachel marries, Chailey, pray that she may marry a man who doesn't know his ABC."
During the campaign the ABC did more than 60 election-related outside broadcasts, visiting dozens of communities in every state and territory.
Teams hitting the road included ABC Radio, Audio Current Affairs, the 7pm News, The Drum, News Breakfast, triple js Hack and Q&A.
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surprising that ABCs have not seen more widespread use outside of a
ABCs are currently in a unique position because they
have found the process a useful tool." (27) In doing so, ABCs have
the states that find ABCs to be a useful tool and the states that
rarely, if ever, use ABCs has increased and will continue to increase if
This Note evaluates the different approaches to ABCs across the
argues that a state would enhance the benefits of ABCs and minimize the