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ABC 1

Line breaks: ABC
Pronunciation: /eɪbiːˈsiː/

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

1
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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ABC 2 Line breaks: ABC
Pronunciation: /eɪbiːˈsiː/

abbreviation

1American Broadcasting Company.
1.1Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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ABC 3 Syllabification: ABC

Entry from US English dictionary

informal

noun

An American-born person of Chinese descent: like many ABCs, his identity is a tapestry
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  • Though some ABCs want to be recognized as "real Chinese," I don't.
  • If it has taught us one central lesson, it may well be that the world known as Chinese America is populated with all of us - women, men, FOBs, and ABCs - and together we can better achieve our vision for tomorrow.
  • I'm a little surprised when an ABC has bad grammar.

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
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  • David said he was ABC, American Born Chinese.
  • I have an ABC friend who speaks much worse Chinese than me, but nobody pushes her to switch to English when they talk with her.

Origin

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

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