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Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 219 words.

The predominant shorthand way of referring to September 11 2001, the day on which Al-Qaida launched airborne attacks on the

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99

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

An ice cream with a chocolate flake in it. The ‘99’ was originally so called because the flake it carried

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999

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 123 words.

In Britain and Ireland the telephone number for summoning the emergency services (police, ambulance or fire brigade). It was introduced

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a

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

Symbol for 1 are. 2 atto-. 3 year. [from French année]

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<i>a</i>

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 56 words.

Symbol (light ital.) for 1 acceleration (in nonvector equations; a); in vector equations it is printed in bold italic

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A

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 42 words.

1 A blood group and its associated antigen (see ABO).

2 Symbol for i acid-catalysed (see reaction

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Å

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

Symbol for angstrom.

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<i>A</i>

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 66 words.

Symbol for 1 (light ital.) absorbance. 2 (light ital.) activity. 3 (light ital.) affinity (chemical). 4 (light ital.) area. 5

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a-

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.

Prefix denoting absence of, lacking, not (e.g. abiotic, *acellular, achromatic, asexual, anaerobic, anechoic, *anhydrous).

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A

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

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