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a

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It.),

à (Fr.). At, by, for, with, in, to, in the manner of, etc. For expressions beginning with ‘a’ or ‘à’, e.g. a cappella, a tempo, see under their own entries.

‘A 2’...

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Succinctly named UK band that attempted to cash in on the late 90s commercial success of US pop punk bands such as the Offspring, Smash Mouth and Blink-182. The band ...

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Letter of negation in several languages, as in, e.g., atheism, adharma.

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

symbol for

1 acid‐catalysed (of a reaction mechanism).

2 a residue of the α‐amino acid l‐alanine (alternative to Ala).

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Symbol of emptiness (śūnyatā) and of the undifferentiated source of appearance in Zen Buddhism. In Japanese esoteric Buddhism (mikkyō), aji, the first sound in the Sanskrit alphabet,...

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

The number 10 in hexadecimal notation.

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A

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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a

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

1 abbr. for adsorbed.

2 symbol for atto+ (SI prefix denoting 10−18).

3 axial.

4 year.

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

1. mass number of an atom; 2. haploid set of autosomes; 3. ampere; 4. adenine or adenosine.

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a

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

symbol for

1 absorption coefficient.

2 acceleration (in vector equations it is printed in bold italic (a).

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A

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

symbol for

1 absorbance.

2 activity (def. 2).

3 affinity.

4 Helmholtz function.

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A*

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction...

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Å

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

symbol for ångström (unit of length equal to 10−10 m).

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A & M trust

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

Abbreviation for accumulation and maintenance trust. See discretionary trust; *18–25 trust.

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(A + T)/(G + C) ratio

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

The ratio of the sum of the adenine plus thymine bases to the sum of the guanine plus cytosine bases in a DNA molecule or preparation. The ratio is to ...

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A 1 cell

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

(formerly) an alternative name for D cell.

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A 2 bu

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symbol for a residue of the α, γ‐diamino acid l‐α, γ‐diaminobutyric acid, l‐2,4‐diaminobutanoic acid.

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A 2 pm

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

or

symbol for the di(α‐amino acid) α,ɛ‐diaminopimelic acid, 2,6‐diaminoheptanedioic acid.

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A 2 pr

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

or

symbol for a residue of the α,β‐diamino acid l‐α,β‐diaminopropionic acid; l‐2,3‐diaminopropanoic acid.

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A. A. (August Aimé) Balkema

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1906–96) Dutch publisher

who established his company in South Africa in 1946. His list included belles-lettres (sold to Human & Rousseau in 1962) and non-fiction (natural and...

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