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ABC Accounting activity-based costing (as in ABC method)
• Advance Booking Charter (airline ticket)
• advanced biomedical capsule
• air bridge to Canada
• Med. airway, breathing, circulation (in first aid)
• America-Britain-Canada
• American book-prices current
• American Broadcasting Companies
• analysis of benefits and costs
• animal birth control
• Argentina-Brazil-Chile
• Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao (in ABC Islands)
• Associated British Cinemas
• Atanasoff-Berry computer
• atomic, biological, and chemical (weapons or warfare)
• Audit Bureau of Circulation
• Australian Broadcasting Corporation
• automatic binary computer
• automatic brake control

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ABC. Group of architects established in Switzerland, active 1924–39 (including El Lissitzky, Meyer, and Stam), associated with Constructivism.


Ingberman (1994)

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ABC1 • n. the alphabet. ∎  (also ABCs) the rudiments of a subject: the ABCs of emergency heart-lung resuscitation. ABC2 • abbr. American Broadcasting Company.

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1. Abbrev. for Atanasoff–Berry computer.

2. An interactive programming language designed as a replacement for Basic by CWI (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica – the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands). It is a useful teaching language and also influenced the development of Python.