Associations to the word «Abc»


ABC, noun. (US) (usually plural only) (uncountable) The alphabet. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
ABC, noun. (obsolete) (poetry) A type of poem in which the lines start with the letters of the alphabet in order. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 17th century.]
ABC, noun. (obsolete) A primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 17th century.]
ABC, noun. The fundamentals of any subject. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABC, noun. (UK) (rail transport) A British alphabetized guidebook for trains and their stations.
ABC ART, noun. A minimalist style of visual art.
ABC BOOK, noun. A book, teaching the alphabet; primer
ABC BOOKS, noun. Plural of ABC book
ABC CONJECTURE, noun. (math) A conjecture in number theory, stated in terms of three positive integers, a, b and c, which have no common factor and satisfy a + b = c. If d denotes the product of the distinct prime factors of abc, the conjecture essentially states that d is usually not much smaller than c. In other words: if a and b are composed from large powers of primes, then c is usually not divisible by large powers of primes.
ABC ISLANDS, proper noun. Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, the three westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean.
ABC SOIL, noun. (usually capitalized) Soil that has a well-differentiated profile, with the three types or horizons of soil.

Dictionary definition

ABC, noun. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry".

Wise words

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