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AcronymDefinition
ABBlood Type
ABAlberta
ABAlcoholic Beverage
ABAirman Basic
ABAssembly Bill
ABAbout
ABAir Base
ABAdult Baby
ABAddress Book
ABAt Bat (baseball, softball)
ABAncienne Belgique (Brussels, Belgium cultural center)
ABAnrufbeantworter (German: telephone answering machine)
ABApplied Biosystems
ABAll Blacks (New Zealand's national rugby team)
ABAirborne
ABAir Bag
ABAftonbladet (Swedish newspaper)
ABAmerican Beauty (movie)
ABAntibodies
ABAntibiotic
ABAlter Bridge (band)
ABAltbau (German: older building)
ABAdded Benefit
ABAktiebolag (Swedish: Limited Company on shares)
ABAnheuser-Busch (brewery)
ABAlec Baldwin
ABAgriculture Biologique (French national logo for organic products)
ABAndrea Bocelli (Italian opera tenor)
ABAmitabh Bachchan (Indian actor)
ABagent-based
ABAlton Brown (Good Eats TV show host)
ABAtomic Bomb
ABAll Before
ABairbase (US DoD)
ABAsha Bhosle (Indian singer)
ABAntigen Binding
ABAmerican Bandstand
ABAnchor Bay (DVD supplier)
ABAfterburner
ABAdministrative Board
ABArt Bell
ABArcane Brilliance (World of Warcraft gaming)
ABAmplified Bible
ABAdaptive Behavior
ABAnchor Bolt
ABAimbot
ABAnswer Back
ABAndhra Bank
ABAngelina Ballerina (American Girl doll)
abAlt.binaries (newsgroups)
ABAlgebraic Biology
ABAir Blast
ABAfter-Burner (game)
ABAryan Brotherhood (white power group)
ABAquabats (band)
ABAir Berlin GmbH (Germany)
ABAdhesive Bonding
ABArchie Bunker (TV character)
ABsignal ground
ABArt Building (university)
ABAppenzeller Bahnen (German; Swiss railway company)
ABAlcian Blue
ABArathi Basin (World of Warcraft gaming)
ABAssembly Building
ABAid to the Blind
ABAddress Bus
ABAfter Body
ABAnchor Blue (retail clothing store)
ABAschaffenburg, Germany (license plate)
ABAggregate Base (construction)
ABAntiquarian Booksellers
ABArmy Brigade
ABAir Burst
ABAmusement Business (magazine)
ABArab Bank PLC
ABAlpha Blue (Star Wars Intelligence Group)
ABAviation Boatswain's Mate (USN Rating)
ABAneroid Barometer
ABAsthmatic Bronchitis
ABAttentional Blink
ABArtium Baccalaureus
ABAtomic Bomberman (game)
ABAir Break
ABAsh Bin
ABCrane Ship
ABAuthorization Basis
ABAddress Buffer
ABAlliance Battle (video game)
ABAdministrative Bulletin
ABApplix Builder (file extension)
ABAvionics Bay
ABAssez Beau (French: fair to good; philately)
ABAda-Based
ABAsbestos Body
ABApex Beat
ABAvrupa Birliði (Turkish: European Union)
ABArchibald Brown (philatelic marking of British East Africa colony)
ABAdvanced Bus
ABAlliance of Baptists
ABApical-to-Basal
ABAsesores Bursátiles (Spanish company)
ABAvropa Birliyi (Azerbaijanian: European Union)
ABAlmost Bent (function)
ABArctic Brotherhood
ABAkbar & Birbal (Hindi TV series)
ABAssumed Benefit (type of qualified retirement plan)
ABAllocated Baseline
ABAlchoholic Beverage
ABArc Brazing
ABAyan Baqur (Asheron's Call game)
ABAsker and Bærum (Norwegian hospital)
ABAfter Blackout
ABAssault Breaker
ABAlabaster Blue (University of New Hampshire a-capella group)
ABAsymmetric Balance
ABAxial Blanket (test)
ABAcmlmBoard (message board system)
ABAdiabatic Bend
ABAltered Beasts (game)
ABAxiobuccal
ABAllen Bradley Corporation
ABArtis Baccularatum (Latin: Bachelor of Arts) University Degree
ABArray Bending
ABArbeidsvoorwaarden en Beroepskwaliteit
ABAirborne Bombing
ABBothropic Antivenom
ABAmstelbrigade
ABAuntbrenda.com (Atlanta, GA)
ABArmeé Brittanique (British philatelic handstamp 1748)
ABAbonnement (philatelic catalog subscription)
ABAbbot
ABAberdeen (postcode, UK)
ABAbstract
ABAbduction
ABAble Seaman
ABAble-Bodied
ABAbort (ITU-T)
ABAbortion
ABAccelerated Budget
ABAccess Burst
ABAccounts Branch
ABAbility to Perform (Common Feature; Capability Maturity Model Integration)
ABAble Bodied Seaman
ABAcid Bath (band)
abAbdomen
ABAcquisition Board
ABActive Badge
ABAcross Boundaries (mental health center; Canada)
ABAaron Brooks (football player)
ABAchtung Baby (U2 album)
References in classic literature ?
The thing we have to consider to-day is this: seeing that there certainly are words of which the meaning is abstract, and seeing that we can use these words intelligently, what must be assumed or inferred, or what can be discovered by observation, in the way of mental content to account for the intelligent use of abstract words?
Taken as a problem in logic, the answer is, of course, that absolutely nothing in the way of abstract mental content is inferable from the mere fact that we can use intelligently words of which the meaning is abstract.
This Abstract, which I now publish, must necessarily be imperfect.
From these considerations, I shall devote the first chapter of this Abstract to Variation under Domestication.
The vague pretensions of an abstract expression acted on him with all the force of a prejudice.
The mind naked and abstract has no other certainty but the conviction of its own existence.
Don't forget the abstract of the case; and don't trouble yourself to see me to the door.
At last comes the era of reflection, when we not only observe, but take pains to observe; when we of set purpose sit down to consider an abstract truth; when we keep the mind's eye open whilst we converse, whilst we read, whilst we act, intent to learn the secret law of some class of facts.
Hop o' my Thumb,' and he has been making abstracts ever since.
Miss Miggs remarked, and very justly, as an abstract sentiment which happened to occur to her at the moment, that she dared to say the locksmith and his wife would murmur, and repine, if they were ever, by forcible abduction, or otherwise, to lose their child; but that we seldom knew, in this world, what was best for us: such being our sinful and imperfect natures, that very few arrived at that clear understanding.
Faults in the abstract are each and all so uninviting, not to say alarming, but, associated with certain eyes and hair and tender little gowns, it is curious how they lose their terrors; and, as with vice in the poet's image, we end by embracing what we began by dreading.
The dissertations are the only part in which an exact translation has been attempted, and even in those abstracts are sometimes given instead of literal quotations, particularly in the first; and sometimes other parts have been contracted.