Also, ABC. the alphabet.
the basic skills of spelling, reading, and writing:
learning the ABC’s in the early grades of school.
Also, ABC. the basic or elementary facts, principles, etc., of a subject:
the ABC’s of electricity.
(defs 1, 3).
Trademark. American Broadcasting Companies: a television and radio network.
atomic, biological, and chemical:
ABC warfare.
(pl in US) the rudiments of a subject
an alphabetical guide to a subject
(often pl in US) the alphabet
(formerly, of weapons or warfare) atomic, biological, and chemical
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
American Broadcasting Company
Audit Bureau of Circulation
(Austral) Australian-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in Australia
(US) American-born Chinese: a person with Chinese parents, born and raised in the US
(Brit) 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

“the alphabet,” late 13c., abece. Sense “rudiments or fundamentals (of a subject)” is from late 14c. From 1944 (in a “Billboard” headline) as a shortening of American Broadcasting Company. Related: ABCs.
the alphabet
the basics
American Broadcasting Company
American-born Chinese


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