abs

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See also: Abs, ABs, ABS, abs., Abs., ABŞ, A♭s, and abs-

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

abs

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-3 language code for Ambonese Malay.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abs

  1. Abbreviation of abstract.

Noun[edit]

abs

  1. (informal) The abdominal muscles. plural of ab [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
  2. Acronym of absolute temperature.
  3. (mathematics) Initialism of absolute value function.

Usage notes[edit]

(abdominal muscles): The singular ab is rarely used.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

abs

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ab

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *aps, variant of *ap (see ab). Compare Ancient Greek ἄψ (áps, back again; in return).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

abs (+ ablative)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of ab

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used almost exclusively with the second person singular pronoun () 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.

Livonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

abs

  1. inessive singular of ab

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of abraços (hugs).

Noun[edit]

abs m pl (plural only)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) hugs

Interjection[edit]

abs

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Used to close an informal message or e-mail, or as a goodbye on text messaging
    Synonym: bjs

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:abs.