Definition for A-B-C

A-B-C, n.

Alphabet; letters; spelling book; textbook for teaching children the elements of reading; [fig.] mortality; book of life; the basics of life on earth; [metaphor] literacy; creative writing; composition of poems and letters; see Shakespeare “like a schoolboy that had lost his A B C” (Two Gentlemen of Verona 2.1.22-23).

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