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Definition of the noun abcs

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  1. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

Alternative definition of the noun abcs


  1. [plurale tantum] Letters, writing, especially as a skill.

proper noun

  1. The alphabet, especially the English alphabet.


"ABCs" is a 2010 album by K'naan featuring Chubb Rock.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ABCs

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Google previewSheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care (2012)

by ENA

dry, and flushed with full pulses Therapeutic Interventions • Addressing the ABCs is a priority in the patient with a spinal cord injury and subsequent neurogenic shock in order to prevent secondary cord injury due to hypoperfusion and tissue ...

Google previewDesign and Construction (2007)

by Rick Best, Gerard de Valence

The ABCS is a weatherproof automated factory sitting on the building top and incorporating all the construction tasks. The factory floor is then raised when the lower floor is completed (Webster, 1994). The ABCS consisted of a Construction ...

Google previewNancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets (2010)

by Nancy L. Caroline

As with all emergencies, managing the ABCs is the best and most important treatment that you can provide. Often patients exposed to these agents will begin seizing and will not stop. These patients will require administration of nerve agent ...

Google previewThe Army's bandwidth bottleneck (2003)

by United States. Congressional Budget Office

The ABCS is a so-called system-of-systems created from ...

Google previewEmergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2013)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

General Management of Chest Injuries Chest Injuries Managing life threats to the patient's ABCs is the primary concern with any traumatic emergency. The MOI that caused the chest injury may also have caused a spinal injury or other fracture, ...

Google previewOutsmart Diabetes 1-2-3 (2009)

A 3-Step Plan to Balance Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, and Reverse Diabetes Complications by Editors of Prevention

Managing your ABCs is a multifaceted plan that includes diet, exercise, and medication, and positive changes to one component usually carry over to the others as well. “Each one of these is important to reduce, delay, or prevent complications ...

Google previewCase Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment (2014)

by Craig W. LeCroy, Elizabeth K. Anthony

The ABCs refers to the antecedents (things that set up behaviors), behaviors ( what the parent or child does), s and consequences (what reinforces the behavior). Two tasks were assigned s to the group members at the end of the meeting: ...

Google previewA Broken Flute (2006)

The Native Experience in Books for Children by Doris Seale, Beverly Slapin

Yep, ABCs is a very difficult form of ...

Google previewConcepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance (2014)

by Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, John Iskander

ABCs is a collaboration among CDC, state health departments, and academic institutions that are part of the EIP network. Originally established in 1995 at four sites (California, Connecticut, Oregon, and Minnesota), ABCs now operates at ten ...

Google previewNew Frontiers in Applied Data Mining (2012)

PAKDD 2011 International Workshops, Shenzhen, China, May 24-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers by Longbing Cao, Joshua Huang, James Bailey, Yun Sing Koh, Jun Luo

2, i3}>}; ABCs is a 2-high utility mobile sequential pattern (2-UMSP). After addressing the problem definition of mining high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 12 - Inquiry (1971)

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) to Intrex Project by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

for Cooperative Systems (ABCS) and established the procedure for monitoring and developing a search system for a new field of technology. This assured the integrity and consistency of every system developed for a new field of technology, ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities (2004)

by Jennifer Ford

Time of Year Fables Arnold Lobel The Fall of Freddie the Leaf Leo Buscagiia Fanny's Dream Caralyn Buehner The Farm Alphabet Book Jane Miller Farm/ABCs Farmer Duck Martin Waddell Farming Gail Gibbons ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

The ABCs of emotions highlight the intermediate role cognition plays in determining emotional responses to events or conditions. The A stands for awareness. The B stands for what we believe or think about that which we are aware of.

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2001)

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by J. Vlietstra

ABCS Automatic Base Communication Systems ABD Abbreviated Dialing ABD Automatic Block Diagramming ABDL Automatic Binary Data Link ABE Arithmetic Building Element ABEL Advanced Boolean Expression Language abend ...

Google previewThe Visual Encyclopedia of Our World - The Universe • Earth • Weather • The Oceans (2007)

ABCs. of. weather. The different climates and seasons we have on Earth are decided mainly by one thing: where our planet lies and how it moves around the Sun. But there is more to weather than a planet's place in space. Surrounding Earth ...

Google previewFordney's Medical Insurance Dictionary for Billers and Coders (2011)

by Marilyn Fordney

ABC codes See alternative billing codes (ABCs). ABCs See alternative billing codes (ABCs). ABD See adverse benefit determination (ABD). aberrancy Medical services that differ from what is considered usual or normal when compared with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2010)

by Craig Kridel

The “ABCs,” an acronym for programs that emphasize abstinence, being faithful, and condom use, highlight knowledge of the virus, groups at greatest risk for infection, and safer sex practices. The ABCs conform to a biomedical model of public ...

Google previewThe Violin/Fiddle Manual and Encyclopedia of Techniques: How to Do Anything on the Instrument (2014)

by Mary Ann Willis

ABCs. of. DYNAMIC. BALANCE. Balancing, rather than squeezing the instrument with the hand orjaw gives you a resilient support for maximum range, fluid changes of speed and direction, and a vibrant sound. Do this first without the ...

Google previewThe Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia (2012)

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Soccer by David Blevins

ABCs (Negro National League,

Bowser's ABCs (Indianapolis, Indiana) (Negro National League, ...

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Quotes about ABCs

Just because you're a professor
with a doctorate degree does...

not mean you can teach even
your own children their ABCs.

(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of A1B3C3S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ABCS

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