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What does the acronym about stand for?
ABOUT abbreviation definition:
in connection with, in respect to.
approximately, around, just about, close to, about, more or less, some, or so, roughly.
wellnigh, in the vicinity of, within sight of, near to, not quite, in the neighborhood of.
in one way or another, in either way, however.
headlong, hurriedly, hastily, topsyturvy.
in an opposite direction
back, around, round, in reverse, backward.
lying anywhere without order, arrangement
here and there, anyhow.
someplace or another, parts unknown.
close upon, on the verge of, on the point of, not far from, for practical purposes, for all practical purposes, on the edge of, close to, all but, on the brink of, pretty near, well-nigh, as good as, for the greatest part.
at random, in any case, whatever happens, randomly, at any rate, in any way, under any circumstances, in any respect, in whatever way.
close at hand, in the vicinity, all over, in this area.
back to front, in reverse, rearwards, toward the rear.
unmindfully, incautiously, Pellmell, in confusion, Incontinently.
in essence, in the neighborhood, in neighborhood, give or take a little, approximately, in substance, within a little, close but no cigar, nearabout.
here and there, around somewhere, somewheres, any old place, kicking around, someplace, in one place or another, someplace or other.
encompassing, nearby, in the region of, walk about the town, approaching, concerned with, with regard to, surrounding, roughly, nearly, close to, write about a subject, throughout, re, hither and thither, concerning, regarding, round, somewhere about the house, in the matter of, near, on, to and fro, apropos of, from place to place, encircling, Beside, CIRCA, about twenty, more or less, here and there, relating to, run about, around, with reference to, dealing with, connected with, referring to, with respect to, on the subject of, as regards, approximately, adjacent to, almost, Nearing, all over.
all but, ready to, intending to, on the verge of, preparing to, on the point of, going to, soon to.
hereof, on, thereby, regarding, concerning, touching, Respecting, wherein, Of.
in regard to, Anent, germane to, with regard to, in the matter of, re, pertaining to, relevant to.
concerning, relating to
regarding, apropos, in connection with, as respects, in respect to, in relation to, referring to, relative to, dealing with, touching, touching on, as concerns.
near an amount, quantity
approximately, in general, practically, nearly, almost, roughly, in the ball park, pretty nearly, in the neighborhood.
near or close to in position
nearby, Beside, adjacent.
on every side, in every direction
surrounding, through, encircling, throughout.
Examples of usage:
– The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
– Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
– Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
– Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton