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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 says to myself, I can't prevent her, ain't it best for me to help her?

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • I ain't felt so young in years as I have since Oscar and I had that clearing up.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • I ain't fit to run this shebang, so we need you, and need you bad.

  • "I ain't got nothing to sell, and don't want to buy nohow," said Bart, violently.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • You ain't got much to talk about, with a stummick like yours.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
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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