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or ab·o (ăb′ō)
n. pl. Ab·os or ab·os Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an Australian Aborigine.
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n (sometimes not capital) , pl Abos
a. short for Aborigine
b. (as modifier): an Abo reserve.
Usage: This once quite common word is now completely unacceptable


(Placename) the Swedish name for Turku
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(ˈæb oʊ)

n., pl. ab•os.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Australian Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an Aborigine.)
[1905–10; by shortening; see -o]


(ˈɔ bu)

Swedish name of Turku.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Åbo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrivedAbo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
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Liquidation is assumed to occur without the PBGC having filed a prior claim leaving the PBGC holding an unsecured subordinated claim for the difference between the value of the accumulated benefit obligation and the value of the assets in the pension fund at the liquidation date.
Certain terms used in this Statement, such as projected benefit obligation, (3) accumulated benefit obligation, accumulated postretirement benefit obligation, and net pension cost, are defined in Statements 87 and 106.
7 The accumulated benefit obligation is the actuarial present value of benefits based on employee service and compensation to date.
The Ford Motor Company, for example, has large plan assets of approximately $38 billion (as shown in the company's 2009 10-K filing), and also has a significant accumulated benefit obligation (approximately $43 billion), and may be impacted greatly by a revised standard such as that being proposed by the IASB.
For pension plans, employers no longer must disclose the vested benefit obligation and the accumulated benefit obligation. (For an exception for employers with more than one plan, see the following section.)
FASB #87 requires that firms with a pension plan report a minimum pension liability that is at least equal to the unfunded accumulated benefit obligation. To calculate the unfunded ABO, one first determines the ABO, an estimate of the present value of future benefits based on current salary levels of those eligible for the plan.
As a result, the complex and conceptually unsound "minimum pension liability" rules, which are used when the accumulated benefit obligation is less than the fair value of pension plan assets, has been eliminated.
Most of the major credit rating agencies say that their models already adjust the reported balance sheets for the full value of the pension's projected benefit obligation (PBO) or accumulated benefit obligation (ABO) liability, and either some or all of the value of the retiree medical accumulated postretirement benefit obligation (APBO) liability.
The accumulated post retirement benefit obligation (APBO) is the present value of expected benefits earned to date and, unlike the accumulated benefit obligation of FAS 87 which is based on current salary levels, the APBO considers future salary increases in measuring obligations of pay-related plans.
With regard to the last item, six Dow companies argue that the accumulated benefit obligation (ABO) fits better with the definition of the liability than the PBO.