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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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A

Edited by Jennifer Speake.

in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

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a.

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 380 words.

Choice Between a and an.

The indefinite article a is used before words beginning with a consonant sound, including

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A

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.

ADVERBIAL as an ELEMENT of clause structure.

The symbol is used in some modern analyses of clause structure. See ADVERBIAL

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A

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 18 words.

1 = adjective

2 = agent (2); cf. P, S (3)

3 = argument

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-a

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 92 words.

Now being printed more and more to represent the sound that replaces of in rapid (especially popular or informal) speech,

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a-

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 35 words.

pref. of vbs., OE. ā-, orig. ar-, or- = OHG. ar-, ir-, ur- (G. er-

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