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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arabic  \Ar"a*bic\,  a.  [L.  Arabicus  fr  Arabia.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Arabia  or  the  Arabians. 
 
  {Arabic  numerals}  or  {figures},  the  nine  digits,  1,  2,  3, 
  etc.,  and  the  cipher  0. 
 
  {Gum  arabic}.  See  under  {Gum}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arabic  \Ar"a*bic\,  n. 
  The  language  of  the  Arabians. 
 
  Note:  The  Arabic  is  a  Semitic  language,  allied  to  the  Hebrew. 
  It  is  very  widely  diffused,  being  the  language  in  which 
  all  Mohammedans  must  read  the  Koran,  and  is  spoken  as  a 
  vernacular  tongue  in  Arabia,  Syria,  and  Northern 
  Africa. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Arabic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Arabs;  "Arabic  languages" 
  [syn:  {Arabic}] 
  n  1:  the  Semitic  language  of  the  Arabs;  spoken  in  a  variety  of 
  dialects  [syn:  {Arabic},  {Arabic  language}] 
  2:  an  alphabetic  script  used  to  write  the  Arabic  dialects  (and 
  borrowed  to  write  Urdu)  [syn:  {Arabic},  {Arabic  script}] 




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