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  1. (used in French and Spanish as an abbreviation for corporation.)
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Origin of S.A.1

< French société anonyme or Spanish sociedad anónima


  1. Salvation Army.
  2. seaman apprentice.
  3. South Africa.
  4. South America.
  5. South Australia.
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  1. Banking. survivorship agreement.
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Historical Examples

  • It is the actual conduction time in fractions of a second of the impulse from s-a node to the ventricles.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

British Dictionary definitions for s-a


abbreviation for
  1. semiannual
  2. sex appeal
  3. sine anno
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Word Origin

Latin: without date
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s-a in Medicine


  1. sinoatrial
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