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 Dictionary entry overview: What does AB mean? 

AB (noun)
  The noun AB has 4 senses:

1. a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
2. the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)
3. the muscles of the abdomen
4. the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens

  Familiarity information: AB used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AB (noun)


Sense 1AB [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bachelor's degree in arts and sciences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Bachelor of Arts; Artium Baccalaurens; AB; BA

Hypernyms ("AB" is a kind of...):

baccalaureate; bachelor's degree (an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies)


Sense 2Ab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Av; Ab

Hypernyms ("Ab" is a kind of...):

Jewish calendar month (a month in the Jewish calendar)

Holonyms ("Ab" is a part of...):

Hebrew calendar; Jewish calendar ((Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years)


Sense 3ab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The muscles of the abdomen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

abdominal; abdominal muscle; ab

Hypernyms ("ab" is a kind of...):

skeletal muscle; striated muscle (a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ab"):

abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis; oblique (a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso)

musculus transversalis abdominis; transverse muscle of abdomen; transversus abdominis; transversus abdominis muscle (a flat muscle with transverse fibers that forms the anterior and lateral walls of the abdominal cavity)

Holonyms ("ab" is a part of...):

abdomen; belly; stomach; venter (the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis)


Sense 4AB [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

group AB; type AB; AB

Hypernyms ("AB" is a kind of...):

blood group; blood type (human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens)


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