Meaning of ABC in English

ABC

I. ˌā-(ˌ)bē-ˈsē noun

( plural ABC's or ABCs -ˈsēz)

Date: 13th century

1. : alphabet — usually used in plural

2.

a. : the rudiments of reading, writing, and spelling — usually used in plural

b. : the rudiments of a subject — usually used in plural

II. abbreviation

1. American Bowling Congress

2. American Broadcasting Companies

3. Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.