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Definition of the noun abcs

What does abcs mean as a name of something?


  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 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 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 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 (2002)

Building in Value 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 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 previewAn Elementary Treatise on Dynamics (1889)

Containing Applications to Thermodynamics, with Numerous Examples by Benjamin Williamson, Francis Alexander Tarleton

ABCS is a frame composed of three bars connected by joints at B and C. It is capable of moving in one plane, the points A and D being fixed. Determine the relation between the angular velocities of AB and DC. At any instant B is moving in a ...

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 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 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 previewThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding (2012)

The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis by Arnold Schwarzenegger

ABCs. of. Bodybuilding. SPORT. VS. EXERCISE. SYSTEM. Bodybuilding as a system of exercise is the most effective and efficient way to strengthen and develop the muscles of the body. Some think bodybuilding is only an intense form of ...

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 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 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 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 Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

ABCs of A moribund metaphor (See page 19). basics; basis; elements; essentials; foundation; fundamentals; principles; rudiments. □ The program will discuss the ABCs of eating right. Replace with fundamentals. abject poverty An ...

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, 1916); Chicago (Illinois) American ...

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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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