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 for ABC
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ABC
      n 1: the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he
           mastered only the rudiments of geometry" [syn: rudiment,
           first rudiment, first principle, alphabet, ABC,
           ABC's, ABCs]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ABC
         Atanasoff-Berry-Computer
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ABC
  
     1.  Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
  
     2.  An imperative language and programming
     environment from CWI, Netherlands.  It is interactive,
     structured, high-level, and easy to learn and use.  It is a
     general-purpose language which you might use instead of
     BASIC, Pascal or AWK.  It is not a systems-programming
     language but is good for teaching or prototyping.
  
     ABC has only five data types that can easily be combined;
     strong typing, yet without declarations; data limited only
     by memory; refinements to support top-down programming;
     nesting by indentation.  Programs are typically around a
     quarter the size of the equivalent Pascal or C program,
     and more readable.
  
     ABC includes a programming environment with syntax-directed
     editing, suggestions, persistent variables and multiple
     workspaces and infinite precision arithmetic.
  
     An example function words to collect the set of all words in a
     document:
  
        HOW TO RETURN words document:
           PUT { IN collection
           FOR line in document:
              FOR word IN split line:
                 IF word not.in collection:
                    INSERT word IN collection
           RETURN collection
  
     Interpreter/{compiler">Interpreter/{compiler, version 1.04.01, by Leo Geurts,
     Lambert Meertens, Steven Pemberton .
     ABC has been ported to Unix, MS-DOS, Atari, Macintosh.
  
     http://cwi.nl/cwi/projects/abc.html)">(http://cwi.nl/cwi/projects/abc.html).
  
     ftp://ftp.eu.net/programming/languages/abc)">FTP eu.net (ftp://ftp.eu.net/programming/languages/abc),
     ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/programming/languages/abc)">FTP nluug.nl (ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/programming/languages/abc),
     ftp://ftp.uu.net/languages/abc)">FTP uunet (ftp://ftp.uu.net/languages/abc).
  
     Mailing list: .
  
     E-mail: .
  
     ["The ABC Programmer's Handbook" by Leo Geurts, Lambert
     Meertens and Steven Pemberton, published by Prentice-Hall
     (ISBN 0-13-000027-2)].
  
     ["An Alternative Simple Language and Environment for PCs" by
     Steven Pemberton, IEEE Software, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1987,
     pp. 56-64.]
  
     (1995-02-09)
  
     2.  Argument, Basic value, C?.
  
     An abstract machine for implementation of functional
     languages and its intermediate code.
  
     [P. Koopman, "Functional Programs as Executable
     Specifications", 1990].
  
     (1995-02-09)
  

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