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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 ?
And he who, having a sense of beautiful things has no sense of absolute beauty, or who, if another lead him to a knowledge of that beauty is unable to follow--of such an one I ask, Is he awake or in a dream only?
But take the case of the other, who recognises the existence of absolute beauty and is able to distinguish the idea from the objects which participate in the idea, neither putting the objects in the place of the idea nor the idea in the place of the objects-- is he a dreamer, or is he awake?
Now if an absolute monarch, with all these great and rare qualifications, should be allowed capable of conferring the greatest good on society; it must be surely granted, on the contrary, that absolute power, vested in the hands of one who is deficient in them all, is likely to be attended with no less a degree of evil.
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
The king of Great Britain is the sole and absolute representative of the nation in all foreign transactions.
John Barleycorn sends his White Logic, the argent messenger of truth beyond truth, the antithesis of life, cruel and bleak as interstellar space, pulseless and frozen as absolute zero, dazzling with the frost of irrefragable logic and unforgettable fact.
Maurice Grieffenhagen knew how to combine in his illustrations the effect of his own most distinguished personal vision with an absolute fidelity to the inspiration of the writer.
Well, it may sound an odd thing to say, but what impressed me most of all was the absolute innocence of the place.
That I knew the ingredients very well, which were cheap and common; I understood the manner of compounding them, and could direct his workmen how to make those tubes, of a size proportionable to all other things in his majesty's kingdom, and the largest need not be above a hundred feet long; twenty or thirty of which tubes, charged with the proper quantity of powder and balls, would batter down the walls of the strongest town in his dominions in a few hours, or destroy the whole metropolis, if ever it should pretend to dispute his absolute commands.
The same title has been bestowed on Venice, where absolute power over the great body of the people is exercised, in the most absolute manner, by a small body of hereditary nobles.
In Germany they fight with the bourgeoisie whenever it acts in a revolutionary way, against the absolute monarchy, the feudal squirearchy, and the petty bourgeoisie.
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.