a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
(as modifier): the Abbasid dynasty
dynasty of caliphs of Baghdad (750-1258) claiming descent from Abbas (566-652), uncle of Muhammad. For his name, see abbot.
of or relating to an , , or . Historical Examples The result is an abbatial church unlike all other abbatial churches. Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine Edward A. Freeman Of the abbatial buildings which stood here then few traces are left. France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert The present upper windows […]
a member of the secular clergy. a title of respect for any ecclesiastic or clergyman. Contemporary Examples Kelley and her husband hired a prominent lawyer, abbe Lowell. Jill Kelley’s Campaign to Befriend Petraeus, Allen, and Other Top Brass Michael Daly November 13, 2012 As abbe wades through her grief and her history, her marriage with […]
- Abbe condenser
Optics. a combination of two or three lenses having a large aperture and used as a condenser for a compound microscope. noun a microscope condenser invented by Ernst Abbe (1840-1905), German physicist
- Abbe number
the reciprocal of the dispersive power of a substance.