[rah]

noun

the 10th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for

RA

abbreviation for

rear admiral
astronomy right ascension
(in Britain) Royal Academician or Academy
(in Britain) Royal Artillery
Argentina (international car registration)

Word Origin for RA

(sense 5) from República Argentina

Ra

1

the chemical symbol for

radium

Ra

2

Re

noun

the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk's head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent
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Word Origin and History for

Ra

"hawk-headed sovereign sun god of Egyptian mythology," from Egyptian R' "sun, day."

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in Medicine

Ra

The symbol for the elementradium
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in Science

Ra

The symbol for radium.
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