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Asa

[ey-suh] /ˈeɪ sə/
noun
1.
a king of Judah, 913?–873? b.c. I Kings 15:8–24.

ASA

1.
Acoustical Society of America.
2.
American Standards Association: former name of the American National Standards Institute.
3.
the numerical exposure index of a photographic film under the system adopted by the American Standards Association, used to indicate the light sensitivity of the film's emulsion.
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  • And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • I heard from Asa Gray yesterday; he goes on fighting like a Trojan.

  • Asa now summoned all the men capable of bearing arms to assist in the destruction of the fortifications of Ramah.

  • Some agree that this is our present Asa foetida, while other authorities deny this.

  • Asa Make tracks, pack up, and emigrate to the roaring old state of Vermont, and live 'long with mother.

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British Dictionary definitions for Asa

ASA

abbreviation
1.
(in Britain) Amateur Swimming Association
2.
(in Britain) Advertising Standards Authority
3.
(in the US) American Standards Association
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