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ama

[ ah-mah ]
/ ˈɑ mɑ /
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noun, plural a·mas, a·ma.

a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.

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Origin of ama

From Japanese, dating back to 1945–50, of uncertain origin

Definition for ama (2 of 3)

-ama

variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama : rollerama; Futurama.

Definition for ama (3 of 3)

A.M.A.

abbreviation

American Management Association.
American Medical Association.
American Motorcycle Association.
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British Dictionary definitions for ama

AMA

abbreviation for

American Medical Association
Australian Medical Association
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Medical definitions for ama

AMA

abbr.

against medical advice
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