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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rudiment, first rudiment, first principle, alphabet, ABC, ABC's, ABCsnoun

    the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

    "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"


  1. ABCnoun

    The alphabet.

    Do you know your ABCs?

  2. ABCnoun

    A primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading.

  3. ABCnoun

    The rudiments of any subject.

    the ABC of finance

  4. ABCnoun

    A type of poem in which the lines start with the letters of the alphabet in order.

  5. ABCnoun

    A British alphabetized guidebook for trains and their stations.

  6. Etymology: The first three letters of the Latin alphabet, standing for the whole alphabet


  1. abc

    "ABC" is a broad term that can have various meanings based on its context. The most common use is as an acronym for the English Alphabet's first three letters. In business, it often stands for "Activity-Based Costing," a accounting approach that assigns costs based on activities. In childcare or education, it could refer to learning the basics (as in 'learning your ABCs'). It's also the name of the American Broadcasting Company, a major U.S television network. Therefore, the generalized definition would largely depend on the particular context it is being used in.


  1. ABC

    ABC are an English New Romantic band that charted ten UK and five US Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. The band continues to tour and released a new album, Traffic, in 2008.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abc

    Abcee, ā-bē-sē′, n. the alphabet from its first letters: a first reading-book (obs.), hence fig. the first rudiments of anything.—ABC book (Shak.), a book to teach the a, b, c, or alphabet.

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  2. ABC

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Anagrams for ABC »

  1. bac

  2. BAC

  3. BCA

  4. B. C. A.

  5. cab

  6. CAB

  7. CBA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABC in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ABC in a Sentence

  1. Colton Haab:

    I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions, Colton Haab said told a local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV. CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted. The left-leaning cable news network denied the charge in a tweet, saying There is absolutely no truth to this. Colton Haab said Colton Haab was asked to prepare a speech and some questions, and Colton Haab was planning to ask about school safety, and the possibility of using veterans as armed security guards in schools, but was rejected by CNN. After being told Colton Haab had to ask a scripted question, Colton Haab decided not to attend the town hall. I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gon na ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.

  2. Kelly Ripa:

    Supposedly ABC's investment in GMA may mean nixing ‘Live!’ in favor of another hour of their morning show, with Strahan holding down the fort, if there is any truth to that then Ripa may feel like she has nothing to lose in not showing up for her show. ABC has already proven that whatever their plan is, she and the rest of the ‘Live!’ crew are not a part of it.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Amy Schumer will stay in the US despite promise to leave if Donald Trump wins election Later in Donald Trump monologue, Donald Trump choked up and shared an emotional speech. I do really feel for the parents who had to explain this to their kids this morning, especially parents with daughters, because a lot of them, like me, probably thought Hillary would be our first woman president, but Amy Schumer wo n’t be. But that does mean that someone’s daughter is out there, right now, who will one day have that title. Whoever Seth Myers are, I hope I live to see Seth Myers inauguration. On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers Jimmy Kimmel was up all night watching the election coverage. It was a big surprise. I think it was even a big surprise to Donald Trump, Donald Trump said. Did Seth Myers see Donald Trump victory speech ? Donald Trump did n’t want this. Donald Trump wanted to win — but Donald Trump does n’t actually want to be President... Donald Trump plan was to go home to Mar-a-Lago, play 5,000 rounds of golf, phone in to Donald Trump TV every morning for 10 years and then die on the toilet !

  4. Steve Kalb:

    It's definitely a showcase place to be, and they (ABC) never have a problem selling it out year to year.

  5. Fox News:

    Everyone’s been saying it’s so brave of ABC to cancel their biggest hit show, but the bold move was actually putting this lady Hitler chef back on the air in the first place.

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    A lank
    B flabby
    C bristly
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