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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.
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ABC

n
1. (plural in US) the rudiments of a subject
2. an alphabetical guide to a subject
3. (often plural in US) the alphabet

ABC

abbreviation for
1. (Military) (formerly, of weapons or warfare) atomic, biological, and chemical
2. (Broadcasting) Australian Broadcasting Corporation
3. (Broadcasting) American Broadcasting Company
4. (Marketing) Audit Bureau of Circulation
5. (Peoples) Austral Australian-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in Australia
6. (Peoples) US American-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in the US
7. (Law) Brit acceptable behaviour contract: a voluntary written agreement between someone who has been involved in anti-social behaviour and a local agency such as a housing association, council, or police
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ABC

1. Advance Booking Charter.
2. Alcoholic Beverage Control.
3. American Broadcasting Companies (a television network).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ABC - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)ABC - 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
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ABC

noun
2. alphabet, letters By this age children should be able to count to ten and recite their ABC.
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Translations
ألأَبْجَدِيَهالأُسُس
abecedazáklady
ABCalfabetbasisviden
frumatriîi, undirstöîuatriîistafrófiî
abėcėlėpagrindai
ābecealfabētspamati
abeceda
alfabetemel bilgi

ABC

[ˈeɪbiːˈsiː] N ABBR
1. (= alphabet) → abecé m
it's as easy or simple as ABCes coser y cantar, es facilísimo
the ABC of Politics (as title) → el Abecé de la Política
2. (US) =American Broadcasting Company
3. (Australia) =Australian Broadcasting Commission
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ABC

1
n (lit, fig)Abc nt; it’s as easy as ABCdas ist doch kinderleicht
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ABC

[ˌeɪbiːˈsiː]
1. n (Am) (also ABC's npl) → abbiccì m inv, alfabeto
as easy as ABC → facile come bere un bicchier d'acqua
2. n abbr =American Broadcasting Company rete televisiva americana
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ABC

(eibiːˈsiː) noun
1. the alphabet. The child has not learnt his ABC.
2. the simplest and most basic knowledge. the ABC of engineering.
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References in periodicals archive ?
I hear the phrase "It's as easy as ABC" frequently and I'll bet you do too.
The tracks are "Easy as ABC" (1:33), "Johnny Had One Friend" (1:55), "One, Two, Three, Four, Five" (1:11), "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" (1:23), "One Potato, Two Potato" (1:35), "Eight Clay Pigeons" (3:16), "Counting from One to Ten in Spanish" (0:58), "Counting in Swahili" (1:36), "One, Two, Three, O'Leary" (1:15), "Numbers and Alphabets" (0:44), "ABCs" (0:41), "And One and Two..." (4:18), "Ten Green Bottles" (1:37), "Farmer Brown Had Ten Green Apples" (2:49), "The Rabbi Teaches ABCs / English ABC Song" (2:18), and "This Old Man" (2:47).
KEEPING kids off the streets is as easy as ABC for a Birmingham boxing club using the noble art to point teenagers in the right direction.