A B C
A B C A B C" ([=a] b[=e] s[=e]"). 1. The first three letters of the alphabet, used for the whole alphabet. [1913 Webster]

2. A primer for teaching the alphabet and first elements of reading. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. The simplest rudiments of any subject; as, the A B C of finance. [1913 Webster]

{A B C book}, a primer. --Shak. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • A B C — s. m. (On prononce Abécé. ) Petit livret contenant l alphabet et la combinaison des lettres, pour enseigner à lire aux enfants. Acheter un A b c pour un enfant.   Il signifie figurément et familièrement, Le commencement d un art, d une science, d …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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