Definitions for "abs"
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. A high quality plastic used when strength, detail, and paintability are important. See the article Plastics! for more info.
crylonitrile- utadiene- tyrene. Rigid black plastic pipe used for Drain, waste, and vent lines.
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Most popular kind of Styrene used to create many helmets and Armor. The original Stormtrooper's were all made from straight white ABS. Newer ABS is more resistant to yellowing with age.
Keywords:  skid, brake, antilock, lockup, anti
See Automatic Block Signal
The Alcoa Business System is an integrated set of systems, tools and language organized to encourage unencumbered transfer of knowledge across businesses and borders. It focuses on serving customer demand by emphasizing the elimination of all waste and making what the customer wants, when the customer wants it.
"Anti-lock Brake System." This brake system safety feature helps the driver maintain control during an emergency braking maneuver and avoids skidding while braking. ABS uses wheel speed sensors to determine if one or more wheels are trying to lock up.
See Alkyl Benzene Sulfonate
Alkylbenzene sulfonate
(also linear alkyl benzene sulfonates or LAS, linear alkyl sodium sulfonates) A class of synthetic surfactants (see Surfactants below for more information). ABS are very slow to biodegrade and seldom used. LAS, however, are the most common surfactants in use. During the manufacturing process, carcinogens and reproductive toxins such as benzene are released into the environment. While LAS do biodegrade, they do so slowly and are of low to moderate toxicity. LAS are synthetic. The pure compounds may cause skin irritation on prolonged contact, just like soap. Allergic reactions are rare. Because oleo-based alternatives are available, LAS should not be used. Found in: Conventional laundry detergents (usually identified as "anionic surfactants").
Common abbreviation for American Bureau of Shipping, a classification organization that issues guidelines (scantlings) and reviews vessels' design and construction for seaworthiness. Similar international societies are: Lloyds Register (LR), and Bureau Veritas (BV). The letters next to a vessel's loadline indicate which bureau approved her. Note that Coast Guard rules concentrate on safety equipment not construction.
American Bureau of Shipping. Ship classification society with headquarters in the United States.
American Bureau of Shipping; a vessel classification agency which also assigns international loadlines.
Asset Backed Securitization. The sale of receivables to a company, which refinances itself by the issue of securities, to obtain liquidity.
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See Asset Backed Securities.
The abductor muscles of the stomach; -- a contraction used by body-building and health enthusiasts. Used similarly to pecs and delts.
Or abdominals, referring to the muscles in the front of the stomach. They form part of the Powerhouse, which Pilates exercise is intended to strengthen.
abdominal muscles (slang)
Keywords:  elyse, grissom, csi, sara, anybody
Short for "Anybody But Sara." Group started on Elyse's CSI Message Board for viewers that would be happy to see Grissom with anyone but Sara.
Alternate Billing Services, Application Bridge Server
Ploymetrics Stability Ball Oblique Cross to Knee Side Lying Lateral Flexion Supine Oblique Curl Supine Reverse Trunk Curl Supine Trunk Curl The Plank Prone Knee Tucks Ball Rotation Curl Up Standing Lateral Side Bend Medicine Ball Side Throws Diagonal Chops Russian Twist Circles Figure 8 Stretch Band Curl Up Curl Up With Ball Trunk Twist Bridge Bridge With Ball Side Bend
Absolute advantage Absolute form of purchasing power parity
The absolute value function. Returns the absolute number of the numerical argument, expr.
Absolute value (length)
Keywords:  abpes, spanking, alt, usenet, spam
Usenet newsgroup alt.binaries.spanking. A relatively new group, not carried by as many servers as ABPES, but which is more actively kept free from spam.
Keywords:  abstr, abstract
or abstr. - abstract
The Army Broadcasting Service, headquartered in Alexandria Virginia, with broadcast networks around the world
Keywords:  aberration, chromosome
chromosome aberration(s)
Keywords:  abc, centres, learning
ABC Learning Centres
Keywords:  tra, registry, parcel, history, office
TRA CT: A written history of the title to a parcel of real estate as recorded in a Land Registry Office.
Keywords:  alliance, success, business
Alliance for Business Success
Keywords:  absorption, factor
Absorption factor
Keywords:  bowel, sounds, active
active bowel sounds
absent; the grade you receive if you are absent from the final examination.
Keywords:  awarding, bodies
Awarding Bodies
Adaptive Behavior Scale. Used as an assessment tool.
Alternative Business Structure
Keywords:  benefit, sharing, access
Access and Benefit Sharing