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ABSAntilock Braking System
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ABSAmerican Bureau of Shipping
ABSAnimal Behavior Society
ABSAmerican Bible Society
ABSAsset-Backed Security
ABSAcrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (Terpolymer)
ABSAmerican Bamboo Society
ABSAnti-Blockier-System
ABSAston Business School (Birmingham, Auk)
ABSAsia Broadcast Satellite (Hong Kong)
ABSAntiblockiersystem (German: anti-skid brake system)
ABSAmerican Board of Surgery
ABSAmerican Bonanza Society
ABSAvalanche Airbag System (various locations)
ABSAssociation of Black Students (various universities)
ABSAmerican Bonsai Society
ABSAgent-Based Simulation
ABSacute bacterial sinusitis
ABSAnti-Blocking System
ABSAbingdon Boys School (band)
ABSAssociation of Business Schools
ABSAmerican Brachytherapy Society
ABSAmniotic Band Syndrome
ABSAutomated Bond System
ABSAlbino Black Sheep (website)
ABSAutomatic Backup System (CMS Peripherals, Inc.)
ABSAutomatic Braking System (aviation, automobiles)
ABSAmerican Bladesmith Society
ABSAlkyl Benzene Sulfonate
ABSAdult Basic Skills
ABSAir Base Squadron
ABSAmerican Business School (Paris, France; est. 1985)
ABSAlcoa Business System (Alcoa, Inc.)
ABSAmerican Board of Sexology
ABSAntley-Bixler Syndrome
ABSAutomatic Block Signal
ABSAnnual Base Salary
ABSApplied Behavioral Sciences
ABSAmman Baccalaureate School
ABSAmerican Back Society
ABSArmy Broadcasting Service
ABSAmerican Budgerigar Society
ABSAdvanced Brake System
ABSAmniotic Band Sequence
ABSAlto Broadcasting System (forerunner of ABS-CBN Philippines)
ABSAlways Better Service
ABSAutomated Billing System
ABSApple Business Systems
ABSAssociation for Borderlands Studies
ABSAdaptive Business Systems
ABSAlabama Southern Railroad
ABSAmerican Boychoir School (Princeton, New Jersey)
ABSAlternative Billing Service
ABSAmerican Boxwood Society (Clarke County, Virginia)
ABSAction Battle System (gaming)
ABSAsian Bomb Squad
ABSAbu Simbel, Egypt - Abu Simbel (Airport Code)
ABSAcoustic Backscatter System
ABSAssociation of Broadcasting Staff
ABSAvalanche Balloon System (mountain rescue system)
ABSAutomated Briefing System
ABSAshland Bus System (Kentucky, USA)
ABSActive Battle System (video game design)
ABSArtificial Buoyant Seabed
ABSAdams-Bashforth Scheme
ABSAffordable Business Structure
ABSAfghan Banana Stand (band)
ABSAssisted Breaking System (aviation)
ABSAutomatic Backup Shutdown
ABSActivation Binding Site (genetics)
ABSAmerican Breeders Services
ABSAbsolute Block System (railway signalling)
ABSAdult Baby Syndrome (psychiatry)
ABSAir Breathing System
ABSAgile Business Suite (Unisys software)
ABSOxygen A-Band Spectrometer
ABSArchLinux Build System
ABSAir Base Security
ABSAirborne Bathymetric Survey
ABSAdvanced Battle Simulation(s)
ABSAnchor Bolt Stabilizer
ABSAlcohol Breath Screening
ABSAmerican Ballet School
ABSAir Brake Switch
ABSArc Bond Sputter
ABSAnnual Beneficiary Summary
ABSAverage Busy Stream
ABSAtomic Beam Scattering
ABSAdvanced Benefit Strategies
ABSActive Biological Substances
ABSAir Base Survivability
ABSAmended Budget Submission
ABSAutomated Battle Book System
ABSAmphetamine-Based Stimulants
ABSAutomatic Ballast Sampling
ABSAmman Baptist School
ABSAssault Ballistic Rocket System
ABSAgile Beam System
ABSAir Base Systems
ABSAs-Built Specification
ABSAutomated Bridge System
ABSAutomated Brokerage Service
ABSAcute Bitching Syndrome
ABSAutomated Brokerage System
ABSAlgorithm Breakdown Structure
ABSAgents Business Systems (State Farm)
ABSAirbrushed Steel (construction)
ABSAlgorithmes et Biologie Structurale (French: Algorithms and Structural Biology; National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control; France)
ABSAir Base Simulator
ABSAbsolute Business Services Ltd
ABSAlternate Bit Synchronization
ABSAutomated Balancing System
ABSAxial Bay Simulator
ABSAmel Bou-Saada
ABSAperture Blind Subassembly
ABSAtlanta Brass Society, Inc. (Georgia)
ABSInternational Regime on Access to Benefit-Sharing (multinational pact)
ABSAdjams Business Services (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
ABSAdjustable Base Support (furniture)
ABSAlliance Business Solutions Pte Ltd (Singapore)
ABSA Better Solution (various locations)
ABSAssociation of Black Sociologists (est. 1970)
ABSAbsolute Time Code
ABSAlex Brown and Sons (New York, NY)
ABSArchbold Biological Station (Florida)
ABSAutodesk Building Systems (software)
ABSAcademic Book Services (Follett Educational Services)
ABSA-Bomb Survivor (population group)
ABSAble-Bodied Seaman
ABSApplied Biodiversity Science (various schools)
ABSAccess and Benefit-Sharing
ABSAbsorb
ABSArgos Business Solutions (UK)
ABSAbstract
ABSAbsent
ABSAbsolute
References in classic literature ?
that a prince possessed of every quality which procures veneration, love, and esteem; of strong parts, great wisdom, and profound learning, endowed with admirable talents, and almost adored by his subjects, should, from a nice, unnecessary scruple, whereof in Europe we can have no conception, let slip an opportunity put into his hands that would have made him absolute master of the lives, the liberties, and the fortunes of his people
The king of Great Britain is the sole and absolute representative of the nation in all foreign transactions.
Could any further proof be required of the republican complexion of this system, the most decisive one might be found in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the federal and the State governments; and in its express guaranty of the republican form to each of the latter.
I trust you because I know that you are not cursed with the terrible trait of absolute and unswerving truthfulness, that you could lie like one of your own Virginia gentlemen if a lie would save others from sorrow or suffering.
Why, that's been changed into 'shall be absolute governor for life, with the title of Emperor, if elected to that office by the people.
But we've got our brave Captain to thank:(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best-- A perfect and absolute blank
On this subject we had long and animated discussions -- he maintaining the utter groundlessness of faith in such matters, -- I contending that a popular sentiment arising with absolute spontaneity- that is to say, without apparent traces of suggestion -- had in itself the unmistakable elements of truth, and was entitled to as much respect as that intuition which is the idiosyncrasy of the individual man of genius.
Lady Susan's intentions are of course those of absolute coquetry, or a desire of universal admiration; I cannot for a moment imagine that she has anything more serious in view; but it mortifies me to see a young man of Reginald's sense duped by her at all.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
A monarchy, where there is no nobility at all, is ever a pure and absolute tyranny; as that of the Turks.
A tyranny then is, as has been said, a monarchy, where one person has an absolute and despotic power over the whole community and every member therein: an oligarchy, where the supreme power of the state is lodged with the rich: a democracy, on the contrary, is where those have it who are worth little or nothing.
Pfuel was one of those hopelessly and immutably self-confident men, self-confident to the point of martyrdom as only Germans are, because only Germans are self-confident on the basis of an abstract notion- science, that is, the supposed knowledge of absolute truth.