Definitions for ab-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Abɑb, ɑv(n.)

  1. Category: Judaism

    Ref: Av . 1


  1. airborne.

    Category: Military

  2. Airman Basic.

    Category: Military

  3. Alberta.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. a major blood group.

    Category: Physiology

    Ref: Compare ABO system.

* Symbol..


  1. a prefix occurring in verbs or verbal derivatives borrowed from Latin, where it meant “off, away”: abhor; abjure; abrade.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare a-4, 11 4 abs-. 2

Origin of ab-:

< L, prefixal use of ab from, away; see of1


  1. about.


  1. able-bodied seaman.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. Bachelor of Arts.

    Category: Education, Titles, Associations, Organizations

Origin of A.B.:

< NL, ML Artium Baccalaureus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ab-

    a prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from, away , separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract, abscond. See A-(6)


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