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FAS

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fetal alcohol syndrome.
Foreign Agricultural Service.

Definition for fas (2 of 4)

fa

[ fah ]
/ fɑ /

noun Music.

the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of fa

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

Definition for fas (3 of 4)

[ fah ]
/ fɑ /

noun

the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic

Definition for fas (4 of 4)

F.A.S.

or f.a.s.


Commerce.

free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship.
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British Dictionary definitions for fas (1 of 3)

FAS

f.a.s.


abbreviation for

free alongside ship

British Dictionary definitions for fas (2 of 3)

fa

/ (fɑː) /

noun

music a variant spelling of fah

British Dictionary definitions for fas (3 of 3)

FA


abbreviation for

military field artillery
(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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