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A

Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 32 words.

*Adverbial as an *element of *clause structure.

The symbol is used in some modern analyses of clause

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a-

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 163 words.

a prefix denoting lack of something or negation, represents Greek ἀ- before a consonant and becomes an- (Greek

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a-

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

In origin a preposition, it is recorded from 1523 onwards in many literary works, (a) with be:

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-a

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 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

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 966 words.

A. Choice Between a and an.

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

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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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