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FAS

  1. fetal alcohol syndrome.
  2. Foreign Agricultural Service.
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fa

[fah]
noun Music.
  1. the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
  2. (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
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Origin of fa

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at gamut

[fah]
noun
  1. the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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Origin of

From Arabic

F.A.S.

or f.a.s.

Commerce.
  1. free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship.
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British Dictionary definitions for fas

FAS

f.a.s.

abbreviation for
  1. free alongside ship
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fa

noun
  1. music a variant spelling of fah
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FA

abbreviation for
  1. military field artillery
  2. (in Britain) Football AssociationSee also FA Cup
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Word Origin and History for fas

fa

fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.

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