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ABC

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ABC

  1. usually ABC's or ABCs pl  general or basic truths on which other truths or theories can be based <a book on the ABCs of computer usage> Synonyms principles(s), alphabet, basics, elements, essentials, fundamentals, grammar, rudimentsRelated Words basis, bedrock, cornerstone, foundation, groundwork, keystone, underpinning; nitty-gritty; belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, faith, philosophy; axiom, law, precept, tenet; rule, standard; theoremNear Antonyms details, trivia




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