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 for ab
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ab- \Ab-\ ([a^]b). [Latin prep., etymologically the same as E.
     of, off. See Of.]
     A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from,
     away, separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract,
     abscond. See A-(6).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ab \Ab\ ([a^]b), n. [Of Syriac origin.]
     The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the
     ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil
     computation, coinciding nearly with August. --W. Smith.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences [syn: Bachelor of
           Arts, BA, Artium Baccalaurens, AB]
      2: the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the
         ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and
         August) [syn: Ab, Av]
      3: the muscles of the abdomen [syn: abdominal, abdominal
         muscle, ab]
      4: the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B
         antigens [syn: AB, type AB, group AB]

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