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ai1

[ah-ee] /ˈɑ i/
noun, plural ais
[ah-eez] /ˈɑ iz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, inhabiting forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil, having a diet apparently restricted to the leaves of the trumpet-tree, and sounding a high-pitched cry when disturbed.
Origin of ai1
1685-1695
1685-95; < Portuguese < Tupi

ai2

[ahy] /aɪ/
interjection
1.
(used as an utterance of pity, pain, anguish, etc.)
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  • I'm forty-two and not so much of a fool that I ain't a little bit of a physician.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • It's a pity you ain't got some one to shut down on you that way.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • That's the way with these shrimps; they ain't good fur anything else.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • "They ain't got to makin' calendars yet with the rainy day marked on 'em," he would say.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • She has got a brother, but he don't amount to shucks—he ain't much more'n a three-spot.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for ai

ai1

/ˈɑːɪ/
noun (pl) ais
1.
the three-toed sloth See sloth (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese, from Tupi

ai2

abbreviation
1.
Anguilla

AI

abbreviation
1.
artificial insemination
2.
artificial intelligence
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ai in Medicine

AI abbr.
artificial insemination

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ai in Science
AI  
  1. Abbreviation of artificial insemination

  2. Abbreviation of artificial intelligence


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