Complete Definition of "ab-"

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English

Etymology
From latin ab-. See pie|apo-.
physics abbreviation of absolute.

Prefix
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  1. away from: abnormal.
  2. physics an electromagnetic unit in the centimeter-gram-second system: abcoulomb.

References
R:American Heritage 2000|ab-
R:Dictionary.com|ab-
R:WordNet 2003|ab-

Category:English prefixes


German

Prefix
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  1. Separable verb prefix, from.

#: abfahren (depart from).

  1. Separable verb prefix that indicates removal or quitting, off.
  2. Separable verb prefix that indicates a downward movement, down.

Synonyms
(off): aus-
(down): hinab-, herab-, runter-, herunter-, hinunter-

Antonyms
(on): an-
(up): auf-, rauf-, hinauf-, herauf-

Derived terms
abnehmen
abgeben
abschalten
abbrechen
abbauen
abhören
abkürzer
absteigen

See also
ab

Category:German prefixes


Latin

Prefix
ab-

  1. A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from, away, separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract, abscond. See a-.

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