AskDefine | Define abbe

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abbe n : a French abbot

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From the for “abbot”.


  1. An abbot, the (male) head of an abbey, sometime used in the general sense of a priest or clergyman.



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Extensive Definition

Abbe may refer to:



  • Abbe (crater), a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon
  • Lake Abbe, African lake


  • Abbé, the French word for abbot
  • Abbe condenser, a component of a microscope
  • Abbe number, a measure of the material's optical dispersion
  • Abbe prism, a type of constant deviation dispersive prism similar to a Pellin-Broca prism
  • Abbe refractometer, a bench-top refractometer that offer the highest precision of the different types of refractometers
  • Abbe sine condition, a condition that must be fulfilled by a lens or other optical system in order for it to produce sharp images of off-axis as well as on-axis objects
abbe in German: Abbe
abbe in French: Abbe
abbe in Polish: Abbe
abbe in Slovenian: Abbe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

DD, Doctor of Divinity, Holy Joe, chaplain, churchman, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, curate, cure, divine, ecclesiastic, man of God, military chaplain, minister, padre, parson, pastor, rector, reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, supply clergy, supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric
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