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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. calcium.
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CA

  1. California (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. chronological age.
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ca'

[kah, kaw]
verb (used with or without object) Scot.
  1. to call, as to call an animal toward one; urge forward by calling.
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Origin of ca'

variant of call

ca-

  1. variant of ker-.
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ca.

  1. cathode.
  2. centiare.
  3. Also ca (with a year) about: ca. 476 b.c.
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Origin of ca.

(def 3) < Latin circā

C.A.

  1. Central America.
  2. chartered accountant.
  3. Accounting. chief accountant.
  4. Coast Artillery.
  5. commercial agent.
  6. consular agent.
  7. controller of accounts.
  8. current assets.
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C/A

or c/a

  1. capital account.
  2. cash account.
  3. credit account.
  4. current account.
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Related Words

AC, climatization

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British Dictionary definitions for ca

ca

the internet domain name for
  1. Canada
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Ca

the chemical symbol for
  1. calcium
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CA

abbreviation for
  1. California
  2. Central America
  3. chartered accountant
  4. chief accountant
  5. consular agent
  6. (in Britain) Consumers' Association
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ca.

abbreviation for
  1. circa
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Word Origin

Latin: about

C/A

abbreviation for
  1. capital account
  2. credit account
  3. current account
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ca in Medicine

ca

abbr.
  1. circa
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Ca

  1. The symbol for the elementcalcium
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CA

abbr.
  1. cancer
  2. carcinoma
  3. chronologic age
  4. cytosine arabinoside
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ca in Science

Ca

  1. The symbol for calcium.
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calcium

[kălsē-əm]
Ca
  1. A silvery-white, moderately hard metallic element of the alkaline-earth group that occurs in limestone and gypsum. It is a basic component of leaves, bones, teeth, and shells, and is essential for the normal growth and development of most animals and plants. Calcium is used to make plaster, cement, and alloys. Atomic number 20; atomic weight 40.08; melting point 842 to 848°C; boiling point 1,487°C; specific gravity 1.55; valence 2. See Periodic Table.
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