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Definition of the noun abs

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noun - plural: -

  1. any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
    • examples: Tom has ripped abs. | Abs are made in the kitchen. | If I met Jesus, I'd check out his abs. | Jesus has abs of steel. | His abs were flat and toned.
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of ABS: acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
    • more generic word: plastic = generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

Alternative definition of the noun abs


  1. [mathematics] Abbreviated form of the absolute value function.

Specialised definition of the noun abs

Glossary of sports

the abdominal muscles, or exercises done to firm them (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: informal


  1. Abs a.k.a. Abigail Thaw is an English actress.
  2. Abs a.k.a. Abigail Margulis is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Carl Abs, Joey Abs, Nikolas Abs, Hermann Josef Abs and Johann Christian Josef Abs.


ABS is a musical group.


ABS a.k.a. The American Board of Surgery is an independent, non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS. The ABS provides board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, hospice and palliative medicine, and complex general surgical oncology.


"Abs" a.k.a. "AB's" is a musical album of A.B.'s.


Abs a.k.a. Abu Simbel Airport is a regional airport in Abu Simbel, Egypt. In 2011, it served 119,326 passengers.


  1. ABS is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Adelaide, South Australia. It began broadcasting on 11 March 1960 from studios in the suburb of Collinswood. The station's transmitter is located at Mount Lofty, and is one of a series of relay transmitters located throughout the state.
  2. Abs a.k.a. Malay, Ambonese Language: Ambonese Malay is a Malay creole that has been apparent since the 17th century. It was first brought by traders from Western Indonesia, then developed when the Dutch Empire colonized the Maluku Islands. This was the first example of the transliteration of Malay into Roman script, and used as a tool of the missionaries in Eastern Indonesia. Malay has been taught in schools and churches in Ambon, and because of this, has become a lingua franca in Ambon and its surroundings.
    • also known as Melayu Ambon; Ambonese; Ambong; Malay, Ambonese; Malayu Ambon; Ambonese Malay language; Ambonese language; Ambonese Malay
  3. Abs is a file format.
  4. ABS is a visual art medium.
  5. Abs a.k.a. DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 41 is a gene.
    • also known as 2900024F02Rik, DEAD-box protein abstrakt, putative RNA helicase

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Google previewNitriles—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

ABS is a high molecular weight organic compound that includes nitrogen atoms. ABS is...

Google previewThermoplastic Material Selection (2015)

A Practical Guide by Eric R. Larson

By default, ABS is a very high-gloss material because of the styrene component. Thus...

ABS is an amorphous thermoplastic, which means it has relatively low mold shrinkage; but, it also means that it is less resistant to chemical attack than a ...

Google previewWastewater Collection System Maintenance (1997)

by Michael J. Parcher

ABS: ABS is acrylonitrile- butadiene-styrene plastic pipe. ABS is a thermoset. This black plastic pipe is frequently found in sewer services and in residential drain, waste, and vent piping.

Google previewTopology (2011)

An Introduction with Application to Topological Groups by George McCarty

is a homeomorphism and a morphism of groups, since abs is an open morphism.

Google previewCarbon Nanotube and Graphene Device Physics (2011)

by H.-S. Philip Wong, Deji Akinwande

lems,fld lerns,abs where lems'fld is the emission scattering length due to electrons that have gained sufficient energy from the electric field and lems'abs is the emission scattering length ...

Google previewFormal Methods for Components and Objects (2013)

11th International Symposium, FMCO 2012, Bertinoro, Italy, September 24-28, 2012, Revised Lectures by Elena Giachino, Reiner Hähnle, Frank S. de Boer, Marcello M. Bonsangue

As mentioned above, ABS is a fully executable language.

Google previewThe Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology (2010)

by Kit L. Yam

Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Styrene (ABS) ABS is a graft copolymer of SAN onto a polybutadiene backbone. The SAN forms a matrix phase, whereas the polybutadiene forms a discrete (dispersed) phase. A tough impact-resistance thermoplastic ...

Google previewAchieving Sustainable Urban Form (2013)

by Elizabeth Burton, Mike Jenks, Katie Williams

The ABS is a structure through which policy objectives and outcomes can be traced over time. It provides a framework through which to catalogue the interrelated aims, outcomes and effects of planning policies 1Fig. 11. It does not provide any ...

Google previewAdvances in Neisseriaceae Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition (2013)


The role of AP recruitment and, in particular, properdin in assisting killing of gonococci by specific Abs is the subject of this study. We show that only those gonococcal strains that bind C4BP require properdin for killing by 2C7, whereas strains ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

Most have associated skeletal malformations, termed Antley-Bixler syndrome ( ABS). ABS is a syndrome that includes craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, choanal atresia or stenosis, radiohumeral or radioulnar synostosis, femoral bowing, ...

Google previewBiodiversity, the next challenge for financial institutions ? A scoping study to assess exposure of financial institutions to biodiversity business risks and identifying options for business opportunities (2007)

ABS is a capital market financial instrument that can be described as the financing or re-financing of income-yielding assets (such as forests) by packaging them into a tradable form such as through the issue of bonds. Focusing on the forestry ...

Google previewAsset-Backed Securitization and the Financial Crisis (2010)

by Nadine Senanayake

ABS is a great finding in the inception of the 21st century, conversely they have been ponderously criticized in the aftermath of repercussions following the current financial crisis. ABS are an important financing tool for both financial companies ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Second Edition (2002)

by Mel Schwartz

ABS plastics are primarily notable for especially high impact strengths coupled with high rigidity or modulus.

Google previewNational Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7: 2012

From July 2011, the ABS will progressively replace the current Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) as its geographical framework. The ASGS classification ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

From July 2011, the ABS will progressively replace the current Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) as its geographical framework. The ASGS classification ...

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I don't do a thing to keep fit, I just cannot make myself work out. My abs are just luck - my mum has good ones so it's a family trait. (Keira Knightley)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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