Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of ABC.
  • noun plurale tantum Letters, writing, especially as a skill.
  • proper noun The alphabet, especially the English alphabet.

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Examples

  • The research indicates that only 30 percent of our longevity is genetic and that means the rest of it is lifestyle and mental, primarily what I call our ABCs, our attitudes, beliefs and coping skills.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: New Year's Eve: Author Michael Brickey Discusses How to 'Defy Aging' - December 31, 2000

  • Yet time and time again ABCs in this size range are invariably discribed as black and panther-like.

    The Cupar roe deer carcass

  • And then you -- it's systemized, you know, so literally it follows the acronym ABCs, Wolf -- airway, breathing and circulation -- so that everyone knows what everyone else is doing at the same time.

    CNN Transcript Feb 8, 2007

  • Monday, September 08, 2003 someone who writes a book about ABCs is an abecedarian

    Archive 2003-09-01

  • Monday, September 08, 2003 someone who writes a book about ABCs is an abecedarian

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • We're looking in our active bacterial core surveillance, what we call our ABCs site, and it's in those sites that we have seen this increase in what's called invasive pneumococcal disease. "

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  • I start my talks on this subject by emphasizing that I do not ‘believe’ in ABCs (meaning that I do not accept their reality without question, as this is what is meant by the term ‘believe’ – see Arment (2004) for more on that if you’re interested).

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • If this seems like a bold assertion to make, I should point out that the evidence for the existence of so-called alien big cats, or ABCs, is compelling and if you want to know how I’ve arrived at this conclusion you should start by reading a former blog post: British big cats: how good, or bad, is the evidence?

    The Cupar roe deer carcass

  • If this seems like a bold assertion to make, I should point out that the evidence for the existence of so-called alien big cats, or ABCs, is compelling and if you want to know how I’ve arrived at this conclusion you should start by reading a former blog post: British big cats: how good, or bad, is the evidence?

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Instead, the training focuses on three components known as the ABCs: the Antecedent, or the environment and events that set the stage for a tantrum or other undesirable action.

    Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior

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