There are 3 definitions of ABC in English:

ABC1

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Pronunciation: /eɪbiːˈsiː
 
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noun

1The alphabet.
2An alphabetical guide: an ABC of British locomotives
2.1The rudiments of a subject: the business had been learning the ABC of its trade

Phrases

(as) easy (or simple) as ABC

Extremely easy: economics can be as simple as ABC
More example sentences
  • To them, preventing HIV infection is as simple as ABC - A for Abstinence, B for Being faithful and C for Condoms.
  • The dazzler was John, for whom kindness and consideration towards his customers in the restaurant is as easy as ABC.
  • ‘If life was as simple as ABC or 123, there wouldn't be that frown on your face,’ an unfamiliar voice sounded behind her.

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There are 3 definitions of ABC in English:

ABC2

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Pronunciation: /eɪbiːˈsiː
 
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abbreviation

1American Broadcasting Company.
1.1Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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There are 3 definitions of ABC in English:

ABC3

Syllabification: ABC

Entry from US English dictionary

informal

noun

An American-born person of Chinese descent: like many ABCs, his identity is a tapestry

adjective

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Relating to or denoting American-born people of Chinese descent: some ABC parents send their children to Chinese language schools

Origin

1970s: from the initial letters of American-born Chinese.

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