Pronunciation: (ā'bē"sēz'), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. Also,ABC.the alphabet.
2. the basic skills of spelling, reading, and writing: learning the ABC's in the early grades of school.
3. Also,ABC.the basic or elementary facts, principles, etc., of a subject: the ABC's of electricity. Also,ABCs
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