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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This minor new wave band from Philadelphia, USA, recorded two albums for Arista Records in 1979 and 1981, but failed to make a significant impression. The group comprised singer Richard ...

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Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 7 words.

Metric As symbol see A, a.

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Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 61 words.

Note of the scale (6th degree of natural scale of C). Hence A♭, A♭♭, A♮, A♯, A♯♯, A major, A

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Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

Edited by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 61 words.

Note of the scale (6th degree of natural scale of C). Hence A♭, A♭♭, A♮, A♯, A♯♯, A major, A

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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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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Note of the scale (6th degree of natural scale of C). Hence A♭, A♭♭, A♮, A♯, A♯♯, A major, A minor, etc. A is note commonly used for tuning instr. (orchs. tune to the ob. A). a′ = 440...

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Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 72 words.

Metric As a lower-case prefix a-, see atto-.

length. Metric Correctly Å, see angstrom.

area

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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. 33 words.

ME. o, a in a distributive sense, e.g. twice a day, reduced form of ON; surviving in

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Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 83 words.

à (Fr.). At, by, for, with, in, to, in the manner of, etc. For expressions beginning with ‘a’ or ‘à’,

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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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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. 85 words.

pref. of negation and privation, repr. Gr. a- (before a vowel AN-) = UN-. Occurs in

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