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AST

or A.S.T., a.s.t.

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Atlantic Standard Time.See under standard time.
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Other definitions for AST (2 of 2)

-ast

a suffix of nouns that denote a person who practices or is concerned with something, or holds certain principles, doctrines, etc.: enthusiast;ecdysiast;gymnast.

Origin of -ast

A variant of -ist after the vowel i; from Greek -astēs
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British Dictionary definitions for AST

AST

abbreviation for
Atlantic Standard Time
automated screen trading (in securities)
British education advanced skills teacher
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Medical definitions for AST

AST

abbr.
aspartate aminotransferase
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