There are 3 main definitions of ABC in English:


Line breaks: ABC
Pronunciation: /eɪbiːˈsiː


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


(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 main definitions of ABC in English:


Syllabification: ABC

Entry from US English dictionary



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


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


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

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