Ca


Symbol, Chemistry.


CA

California (approved especially for use with zip code).
chronological age.

ca'

[kah, kaw]

verb (used with or without object) Scot.

to call, as to call an animal toward one; urge forward by calling.

Origin of ca'

variant of call

ca-

variant of ker-.

ca.

Also ca (with a year) about: ca. 476 b.c.

Origin of ca.

(def 3) < Latin circā

C.A.

Central America.
Accounting. chief accountant.
Coast Artillery.
commercial agent.
consular agent.
controller of accounts.

C/A

or c/a

capital account.
cash account.
credit account.
current account.
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British Dictionary definitions for ca

ca

the internet domain name for

Canada

Ca

the chemical symbol for

calcium

CA

abbreviation for

California
Central America
chartered accountant
chief accountant
consular agent
(in Britain) Consumers' Association

ca.

abbreviation for

circa

Word Origin for ca.

Latin: about

C/A

abbreviation for

capital account
credit account
current account
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Medicine definitions for ca

ca

abbr.

circa

Ca

The symbol for the elementcalcium

CA

abbr.

cancer
carcinoma
chronologic age
cytosine arabinoside

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Science definitions for ca

Ca

The symbol for calcium.

calcium

[kălsē-əm]

Ca

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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