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AB

Noun

1 the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens [syn: type AB, group AB]
2 a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences [syn: Bachelor of Arts, BA, Artium Baccalaurens]
3 the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August) [syn: Av]
4 the muscles of the abdomen [syn: abdominal, abdominal muscle]

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Translingual

Abbreviation

ab

Synonyms

  • abk (ISO 639-3)

English

Pronunciation

  • /æb/
    Rhymes with: -æb

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of abdominal muscles.
Usage notes
More commonly used in the plural form abs.
Translations
abdominal muscle
  • Finnish: vatsalihas
  • French: abdo

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of abscess.

Noun

  1. An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
Translations
an abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug

Etymology 3

Abbreviations, see definitions.
ab

References

  • American Heritage 2000
  • "ab" in Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 2002.
  • Dictionary.com

Catalan

Preposition

  1. amb (with).

German

Etymology

From ab, from .

Preposition

  1. Beginning at that time or location; from.
    ab heute verfügbar (available from today on)

Derived terms

Latin

Pronunciation

Preposition

  1. of, from (takes object in ablative case).

References

  • Latin Dictionary, Lewis and Short, 1879.

Old High German

Etymology

Preposition

  1. of

Romani

Noun

  1. river

Turkish

Etymology

From sc=fa-Arab.

Noun

  1. water

Conjunction

  1. but

Extensive Definition

AB, A-B, Ab, or ab can each refer to several things.

Ab

Ab may mean:

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AB or A-B

AB or A-B may mean:

Locations, places, and types of places

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Miscellanea

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ab in Norwegian Nynorsk: Ab
ab in Polish: AB
ab in Portuguese: AB
ab in Kölsch: AB (Watt ėßß datt?)
ab in Russian: АВ
ab in Slovak: Ab
ab in Slovenian: AB
ab in Finnish: Ab
ab in Swedish: AB
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