IA


abbreviation
  1. Iowa (approved especially for use with zip code).

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Other definitions for -ia (2 of 4)

-ia

  1. a noun suffix having restricted application in various fields, as in names of diseases (malaria; anemia), placenames (Italia; Romania), names of Roman feasts (Lupercalia), Latin or Latinizing plurals (Amphibia; insignia; Reptilia), and in other loanwords from Latin (militia).

Origin of -ia

2
From New Latin, Latin, Greek, equivalent to -i- (formative or connective) or -ī- (Greek -ei- ) + -a, feminine singular or neuter plural noun or adjective ending

Other definitions for i.a. (3 of 4)

i.a.

abbreviation
  1. in absentia.

Other definitions for Ia. (4 of 4)

Ia.

abbreviation
  1. Iowa.

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British Dictionary definitions for -ia (1 of 2)

-ia

suffix forming nouns
  1. occurring in place names: Albania; Columbia

  2. occurring in names of diseases and pathological disorders: pneumonia; aphasia

  1. occurring in words denoting condition or quality: utopia

  2. occurring in names of botanical genera: acacia; poinsettia

  3. occurring in names of zoological classes: Reptilia

  4. occurring in collective nouns borrowed from Latin: marginalia; memorabilia; regalia

Origin of -ia

1
(for senses 1–4) New Latin, from Latin and Greek, suffix of feminine nouns; (for senses 5–6) from Latin, neuter plural suffix

British Dictionary definitions for Ia. (2 of 2)

Ia.

abbreviation for
  1. Iowa

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