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ABD (TV station)

ABD is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Darwin, Northern Territory. The station was the first to go to air in Darwin, on 13 August 1971. Its studios are located in the inner city of Darwin, with (now defunct) analog transmitter on Blake Street and digital transmitter on Deloraine Road. The station is received throughout the territory through a number of relay transmitters, as well as by satellite on the Optus Aurora platform.


Abd or ABD may refer to:

  • Abd (Arabic), slave or servant
  • ABD (TV station), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Darwin TV station
  • Abd, Iran, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • AB de Villiers, a South African cricketer
  • ACCO Brands (NYSE stock symbol ABD)
  • Abadan Airport, Iran, IATA airport code
  • ABD Insurance & Financial, California, US
  • Aberdeen railway station, Scotland, station code
  • All but dissertation (informal): US student lacking only dissertation for doctorate
  • Alliance of British Drivers, UK, motoring advocacy group
  • Av Beit Din, AB"D, presiding rabbi of a rabbinical court
  • Manide language (ISO 639-3: abd)
  • Mohammadabad, Jask, also known as ‘Abd, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
Abd (Arabic)

ʿAbd is an Arabic word meaning one who is subordinated as a slave or a servant, and it means also to worship. The word can also be transliterated into English as 'Abd, where the apostrophe indicates the ayin, denoting a voiced pharyngeal fricative consonant or some reflex of it. In Western ears, it may be perceived as a guttural 'a' sound.

It appears in many common Arab names followed by Al (the) in form of "Abd ul", "Abd ul-", etc.; this is also commonly translitated as "el-," in the form "Abd el-", meaning "servant of the-". This is always followed by one of the names for God. These names are given in List of Arabic theophoric names and 99 Names of God.

A widespread name Abdullah (name) (or ʿAbd Allah) means "servant of God" or "worshipper of God".

  • Abd Rabbuh (“slave of his Lord” or “servant of his Lord”)
  • Abduh (“His slave” or “His servant”)

It can also refer to humans, such as:

  • Abdul Nabi (“slave of the Prophet” or “servant of the Prophet”)
  • Abdul Zahra (slave of Fatimah Zahra - daughter of Muhammad)
  • Abdul Hussein (slave of Hussein - grandson of Muhammad)

It can also be used by Arab Christians and Arabic-speaking Christians, just as long as it is associated to their religion:

  • Abdul Masih (“slave of the Messiah” or “servant of the Messiah”)
  • Abdul Salib (“slave of the Cross” or “servant of the Cross”)
  • Abdul Shahid (“slave of the Martyr [i.e. Jesus Christ]” or “servant of the Martyr”)
  • Abd Yasu ("slave of Jesus" or "servant of Jesus")
  • Abida
  • Abidi

Abdullah can be also used by Arab Christians, as they refer to God as Allah.

Usage examples of "abd".

City of Nimmr, Tarzan had overtaken the party of Beduins led by Abd el-Aziz, and after assuring himself that the girl was not with them he had turned without revealing himself to them and hurried northward to take up the trail of the other party.

He is in league with Sheytan, who came hi the guise of el-fil and carried the Nasrany into the jungle, after throwing me upon the top of the beyt of Abd el-Aziz whom I still hear squealing and cursing beneath as though it had been he who was attacked rather than I.

The caller would invariably be Qusay or his older brother, Uday, or it might be Saddam's personal secretary, Abd Hamid Mahmoud.