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Abel British & World English

(In the Bible) the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his brother Cain

Abel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(in the Old Testament) the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his brother Cain

Abel, Niels Henrik British & World English

(1802–29), Norwegian mathematician. He proved that equations of the fifth degree cannot be solved by conventional algebraic methods, and made advances in the fields of power series and elliptic functions

Abel in abelia British & World English

An East Asian shrub of the honeysuckle family, typically having small tubular pink or white flowers

Abel in abelian British & World English

(Of a group) having members related by a commutative operation (i.e. a*b = b*a)

Gance, Abel British & World English

(1889–1981), French film director. He was an early pioneer of technical experimentation in film. Notable films: La Roue (1923) and Napoléon (1927)

Tasman, Abel British & World English

(1603-circa 1659), Dutch navigator; full name Abel Janszoon Tasman. Sent in 1642 by the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony van Diemen (1593–1645), to explore Australian waters, he reached Tasmania (which he named Van Diemen’s Land) and New Zealand, and in 1643 arrived at Tonga and Fiji

Abel Janszoon Tasman in Tasman, Abel British & World English

(1603-circa 1659), Dutch navigator; full name Abel Janszoon Tasman. Sent in 1642 by the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony van Diemen (1593–1645), to explore Australian waters, he reached Tasmania (which he named Van Diemen’s Land) and New Zealand, and in 1643 arrived at Tonga and Fiji