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abc | abd |

As a noun abc

is abc.

As an abbreviation abd is


As an initialism abd is

(academics) all but dissertation: a description of the status of a doctoral student who has completed all phd degree requirements except the doctoral dissertation.



Alternative forms

* (noun) absey


(Initialism) (head)
  • ABC (B), a Belgian car market.
  • .
  • African Basketball Confederation.
  • (emergency medicine) Airway, breathing, and circulation.
  • Alcoholic beverage control.
  • (aviation) (Advance Booking Charter)
  • already been chewed, as in chewing gum.
  • American Book Center.
  • .
  • .
  • (medical) Antigen binding capacity.
  • anything but Chardonnay: a backlash against Chardonnay wine, seen as ubiquitous.
  • (Japan) Asahi Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad.
  • atomic, biological, and chemical.
  • Aural brevity code.
  • Australian-born Chinese.
  • (obsolete) Australian Broadcasting Commission. .
  • (obsolete) .
  • .
  • (geography) Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo and São Caetano do Sul, satellite cities around the city of São Paulo that form the most important industrial area in Brazil.
  • See also

    * ABC Islands * NBC * (American-born Chinese) CBC * (American Broadcasting Company) NBC, CBS, PBS, NPR


    (en noun)
  • (US, usually, plural only, uncountable) The alphabet.
  • Do you know your ABC s?
  • (obsolete, poetry) A type of poem in which the lines start with the letters of the alphabet in order.
  • (obsolete) A primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading.
  • The fundamentals of any subject.
  • the ABC of finance
  • (UK, rail transport) A British alphabetized guidebook for trains and their stations.
  • Synonyms

    * (alphabet) absey * (rudiments) basics, fundamentals

    Derived terms

    * ABC book

    See also

    Naming an alphabet after the initial letters is common; compare: * bopomofo * futhark * futhorc


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    (Abbreviation) (head)
  • Initialism

    (Initialism) (head)
  • (academics) all but dissertation: A description of the status of a doctoral student who has completed all PhD degree requirements except the doctoral dissertation.
  • * 2001 , John Siegfried and Wendy Stock, "So You Want to Earn a Ph.D. in Economics?: How Long Do You Think It Will Take?" The Journal of Human Resources , vol. 36, no. 2, p. 366:
  • The most common reason for such episodes is that a student takes a job before completing a thesis, usually after attaining ABD (all but dissertation) status.


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