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fa

[fah]

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

[fah]

noun

the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic

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

FAS

f.a.s.

abbreviation for

free alongside ship

fa

noun

music a variant spelling of fah

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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