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- Abbreviation of .
- (informal) The abdominal muscles. plural of [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
- Acronym of .
- (mathematics) Initialism of .
(abdominal muscles): The singular ab is rarely used.
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ab
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abs”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2.
abs (+ ablative)
- (archaic) Alternative form of
- This form is used almost exclusively with the second person singular pronoun (tē) in Old Latin up until the early Classical period as an archaicism, with Cicero hesitating between 'abs tē' and 'ā tē' until the latter won out in the final years of his life. The variant most likely became obsolete at the latest by the end of the Augustan era.
abs m pl (plural only)
- (Internet slang, text messaging) Used to close an informal message or e-mail, or as a goodbye on text messaging
- Synonym: bjs
For quotations using this term, see Citations:abs.