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ma

[mah]
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noun Informal.
  1. mother1.
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Origin of ma

shortened variant of mama

Ma

[mah]
noun
  1. Yo-Yo [yoh-yoh] /ˈyoʊ yoʊ/, born 1955, U.S. cellist, born in Paris of Chinese descent.
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MA

  1. Massachusetts (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. Psychology. mental age.
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mA

  1. milliampere; milliamperes.
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M.A.1

  1. Master of Arts.
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Origin of M.A.1

From the Latin word Magister Artium

M.A.2

  1. Psychology. mental age.
  2. Military Academy.
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Rainey

[rey-nee]
noun
  1. GertrudeMa, 1886–1939, U.S. blues singer.
  2. Joseph Hayne [heyn] /heɪn/, 1832–87, U.S. politician: first black congressman 1870–79.
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British Dictionary definitions for ma

ma1

noun
  1. an informal word for mother 1
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ma2

the internet domain name for
  1. Morocco
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Ma

noun
  1. Yo-Yo (ˈjəʊjəʊ). born 1955, US cellist, born in France to Chinese parents
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MA

abbreviation for
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Master of Arts
  3. psychol mental age
  4. Military Academy
  5. Morocco (international car registration)
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Word Origin

from French Maroc
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Word Origin and History for ma

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ma in Medicine

mA

abbr.
  1. milliampere
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MA

abbr.
  1. medical assistant
  2. mental age
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