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noun, plural a·is [ah-eez] /ˈɑ iz/.
  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 ai

1685–95; < Portuguese < Tupi Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for ais

robotics, AI

Examples from the Web for ais

Contemporary Examples of ais

  • He adds that AIS “knows there are two levels of approach to this” and has different therapies for children and adults.

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Historical Examples of ais

British Dictionary definitions for ais


abbreviation for
  1. Australian Institute of Sport


noun plural ais
  1. the three-toed slothSee sloth (def. 1)

Word Origin for ai

C17: from Portuguese, from Tupi


the internet domain name for
  1. Anguilla


abbreviation for
  1. artificial insemination
  2. artificial intelligence
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ais in Medicine


  1. artificial insemination
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ais in Science


  1. Abbreviation of artificial insemination
  2. Abbreviation of artificial intelligence
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