ABS


ABS
noun
any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
Hypernyms: ↑plastic

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I. \\ˌā(ˌ)bēˈes\ noun (-es)
Etymology: acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
: a tough rigid plastic used especially for automobile parts and building materials
II. abbreviation
antilock brake system; antilock braking system

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/abz/, n.pl. Informal.
abdominal muscles.
[1980-85, Amer.; by shortening]

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abbrev
Anti-lock braking system

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ABS UK [ˌeɪ biː ˈes] US [ˌeɪ bi ˈes] noun [uncountable]
anti-lock braking system
Thesaurus: equipment and systems in cars and other road vehicleshyponym

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prefix. the form of ab-1 (Cf.ab-) before c and t, as in abscond, abstain.
abs.,
1. absent.
2. a) absolute. b) absolutely.
3. abstract.
ABS (no periods),
1. acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (a heavy-duty plastic).
2. alkyl benzene sulfonate (the basis of most hard detergents). The molecules of ABS cannot be broken down completely in sewage treatment systems.

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abbr.
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, a composite plastic used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
anti-lock braking system (for motor vehicles)

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plural of ab

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ABS [ABS] [ˌeɪ biː ˈes] [ˌeɪ biː ˈes] abbreviation
anti-lock braking system
see also anti-lock

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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