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(computer science)
A special function occurring in ALGOL, which yields the absolute value, or modulus, of its argument.


(mechanical engineering)
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acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)

A plastic used for piping in drainage systems, storm sewers, and underground electrical conduit.
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(1) (Automatic Backup System) See backup software.

(2) (Anti-lock Braking System) The automatic takeover of a vehicle's brakes when skidding on the road is detected. In a skid, the immediate reaction by most people is to slam on the brakes, which makes the vehicle skid even faster. ABS pumps the brakes very quickly in a jackhammer-like motion even if the driver's foot is firmly pressed on the brake pedal. ABS was added to automobiles in the early 1970s, although it had been used on aircraft in the 1950s. ABS and similar skid-prevention systems were the first automated driving features in vehicles. See self-driving car.
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ABS systems can usually be activated as long as the speed exceeds 10 kilometers per hour, to prevent the tires from locking and the scooter from overturning.
It is noted that the same printing parameters were used for both pure ABS and ABS/GO composite filaments.
This is attributed to the increased adoption of safety features like ABS and ESC in vehicles, rise in sales of two wheelers, and laws and regulations enforced by government regarding installation of ABS in vehicles.
The temperature profile in injection barrel for ABS was 260-260-260-260-265[degrees]C, with 1000 and 1150 bar injection pressures and 500 bar back pressure.
[8] correlated the injection molding parameters with the surface topology and brightness of ABS sheets.
* Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) industry market dynamics in Malaysia from 2005 to 2019, consisting of market size, demand and production outlook, demand by end-use sector, and average prices
ABS prevents this and also eliminates major lifting of the rear wheel by monitoring front and rear wheel speeds and providing the maximum amount of braking force as surface conditions will allow.
Introducing the new generation ABS polymer composite, David Castaneda, Operations Director and responsible for new products and business development, said: "We believe that this new material offers a range of sustainability benefits that meet current industry trends.
ABS Jets is highlighting its operation control center (OCC) services at MEBA and encouraging smaller companies and operators to come and take a look at the resources on offer to help deliver first-class services and operations.
"I pretty much only use ABS black pipe and rarely use the white PVC stuff.
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) has contracted with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) for the latter to manufacture the ABS-2 spacecraft, scheduled for launch in 2013.