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abdominal muscle, abs
One of a large group of muscles in the front of the abdomen that assists in maintaining regular breathing movements, supports the muscles of the spine while lifting, and which keeps abdominal organs in place.

Abdominal muscles are the target of many exercises; such as, sit-ups. Abdominal muscles are informally known as the abs.

This entry is located in the following units: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 2) -al; -ial, -eal (page 2)
abs, adds, ads; adz, adze
abs (ABZ) (noun)
An abbreviation for "abdominal muscles": The gym participants are doing sit-up exercises and other related activities so they can develop their abs.
adds (ADZ) (verb)
1. An increase; mathematical summation; totals: Ted, the accountant, usually adds most of the figures in his head.
2. Includes; joins: Cindy adds special greetings whenever she meets her friends.
ads (ADZ) (noun)
A shorter term for "advertisements": Joe was always complaining that he was constantly getting ads, also known as "spam", in his e-mails.
adz or adze (ADZ) (noun)
A cutting tool for shaping heavy timbers, similar to an ax but with a blade set across the end of the handle and curving inward: Ben, the woodsman, used an adze to take the bark off the tree that he had just cut down.

Working out by chopping wood with an adz (adze) really adds to Jim's abs. In fact, he is looking so great, he has been asked to pose for ads in the local fitness-studio publication.

(Latin: prefix; from, away, away from)
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ABS system
Anti-lock Braking System system
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 1)
absente febre; abs. feb.
While or when fever is absent.

A medical direction or instruction.

absente reo; abs. re.
With the defendant absent.

Used in law to refer to the defendant not being present or not available.

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antilock brake system, ABS
An electronic control system that applies a car's brakes in short bursts to prevent skidding.
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a-, ab-, abs-
Latin: prefix; from, away, away from; in this unit.