ALL meanings of abc

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  • singular noun abc The ABC of a subject or activity is the parts of it that you have to learn first because they are the most important and basic. 3
  • countable noun abc Children who have learned their ABC or their ABCs have learned to recognize, write, or say the alphabet. 3
  • noun abc the rudiments of a subject 3
  • noun abc an alphabetical guide to a subject 3
  • noun abc the alphabet 3
  • abbreviation ABC (formerly, of weapons or warfare) atomic, biological, and chemical 3
  • abbreviation ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation 3
  • abbreviation ABC American Broadcasting Company 3
  • abbreviation ABC Audit Bureau of Circulation 3
  • abbreviation ABC Australian-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in Australia 3
  • abbreviation ABC American-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in the US 3
  • abbreviation ABC acceptable behaviour contract: a voluntary written agreement between someone who has been involved in anti-social behaviour and a local agency such as a housing association, council, or police 3
  • noun abc the basic or simplest elements (of a subject); rudiments 3
  • abbreviation ABC American Bowling Congress 3
  • noun Technical meaning of abc 1.   (computer)   Atanasoff-Berry Computer. 2.   (language)   An imperative language and programming environment from CWI, Netherlands. It is interactive, structured, high-level, and easy to learn and use. It is a general-purpose language which you might use instead of BASIC, Pascal or AWK. It is not a systems-programming language but is good for teaching or prototyping. ABC has only five data types that can easily be combined; strong typing, yet without declarations; data limited only by memory; refinements to support top-down programming; nesting by indentation. Programs are typically around a quarter the size of the equivalent Pascal or C program, and more readable. ABC includes a programming environment with syntax-directed editing, suggestions, persistent variables and multiple workspaces and infinite precision arithmetic. An example function words to collect the set of all words in a document: HOW TO RETURN words document: PUT {} IN collection FOR line in document: FOR word IN split line: IF word not.in collection: INSERT word IN collection RETURN collection Interpreter/compiler, version 1.04.01, by Leo Geurts, Lambert Meertens, Steven Pemberton <[email protected]>. ABC has been ported to Unix, MS-DOS, Atari, Macintosh. Mailing list: <[email protected]>. E-mail: <[email protected]>. 2.   (language)   Argument, Basic value, C?. An abstract machine for implementation of functional languages and its intermediate code. 1
  • noun plural abc ABC's (defs 1, 3). 1
  • noun abc Also, ABC. the alphabet. 1
  • noun abc the basic skills of spelling, reading, and writing: learning the ABC's in the early grades of school. 1
  • noun abc Also, ABC. the basic or elementary facts, principles, etc., of a subject: the ABC's of electricity. 1
  • noun abc (Uncountable Noun) (US, usually plural only) The alphabet. 0
  • noun abc (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (poetry) A type of poem in which the lines start with the letters of the alphabet in order. 0
  • noun abc (Obsolete (No longer in use)) A primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading. 0
  • noun abc The fundamentals of any subject. 0
  • noun abc (Britain, rail transport) A British alphabetized guidebook for trains and their stations. 0
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