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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Ab- \Ab-\ ([a^]b). [Latin prep., etymologically the same as E.
     of, off. See {Of}.]
     A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from,
     away, separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract,
     abscond. See {A-}(6).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Ab \Ab\ ([a^]b), n. [Of Syriac origin.]
     The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the
     ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil
     computation, coinciding nearly with August. --W. Smith.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B
            antigens [syn: {type AB}, {group AB}]
       2: a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences [syn: {Bachelor of
          Arts}, {BA}, {Artium Baccalaurens}]
       3: the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the
          ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and
          August) [syn: {Av}]
       4: the muscles of the abdomen [syn: {abdominal}, {abdominal

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

           A {bit signaling procedure} used in most {T1}
          transmission facilities where one bit from every sixth frame
          of each of 24 T1 {subchannels} is used for carrying
          {supervisory signaling}.
          [What does it stand for?  Is this the same as "{bit

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