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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. calcium.
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CA

  1. California (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. chronological age.
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ca'

[kah, kaw]
verb (used with or without object) Scot.
  1. to call, as to call an animal toward one; urge forward by calling.
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Origin of ca'

variant of call

ca-

  1. variant of ker-.
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ca.

  1. cathode.
  2. centiare.
  3. Also ca (with a year) about: ca. 476 b.c.
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Origin of ca.

(def 3) < Latin circā

C.A.

  1. Central America.
  2. chartered accountant.
  3. Accounting. chief accountant.
  4. Coast Artillery.
  5. commercial agent.
  6. consular agent.
  7. controller of accounts.
  8. current assets.
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C/A

or c/a

  1. capital account.
  2. cash account.
  3. credit account.
  4. current account.
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British Dictionary definitions for ca

ca

the internet domain name for
  1. Canada
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Ca

the chemical symbol for
  1. calcium
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CA

abbreviation for
  1. California
  2. Central America
  3. chartered accountant
  4. chief accountant
  5. consular agent
  6. (in Britain) Consumers' Association
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ca.

abbreviation for
  1. circa
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Word Origin

Latin: about

C/A

abbreviation for
  1. capital account
  2. credit account
  3. current account
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ca in Medicine

ca

abbr.
  1. circa
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Ca

  1. The symbol for the elementcalcium

CA


ca in Science

Ca

calcium

[kălsē-əm]
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