a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words:
before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus “ninth” (see nones).
[uh-bahy-ding] /əˈbaɪ dɪŋ/ adjective 1. continuing without change; enduring; steadfast: an abiding faith. /əˈbaɪdɪŋ/ adjective 1. permanent; enduring: an abiding belief adj. late 14c., “enduring,” present participle adjective from abide (v.).
[ab-uh-lish-uh n] /ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of : the abolition of war. 2. the state of being ; annulment; abrogation: the abolition of unjust laws; the abolition of unfair taxes. 3. the legal prohibition and ending of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S. /ˌæbəˈlɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]
[non-uh-brey-siv, -ziv] /ˌnɒn əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv/ adjective 1. not causing abrasion. 2. preventing abrasion.
[ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m] /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. 2. any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are and not relative, dependent, or changeable. /ˈæbsəluːˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, […]