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ABC

noun uk   /ˌeɪ.biːˈsiː/ us  

ABC noun (ALPHABET)

[S] UK ( US ABCs [plural]) the alphabet: He's learning his ABC at school. [S] UK ( US ABCs [plural]) basic information about a subject: What I need is a book that contains the ABC of carpentry.

ABC noun (TV)

abbreviation for American Broadcasting Company: an organization that broadcasts on television in the USthe ABC abbreviation for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: an organization that broadcasts on radio and television in Australia and is paid for by the government
Translations of “ABC”
in Spanish abecedario, abecé…
in French alphabet, rudiments, b a ba…
in German das ABC, Grundlagen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 字母表, (學科)基礎知識,入門…
in Chinese (Simplified) 字母表, (学科)基础知识,入门…
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