alp

[alp]
noun
a high mountain.

Origin:
1635–1645; back formation from Alps

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A.L.P.

American Labor Party.
Also, ALP.
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alp (ælp)
 
n
1.  (in the European Alps) an area of pasture above the valley bottom but below the mountain peaks
2.  a high mountain
 
[C14: back formation from Alps, from French Alpes (pl), from Latin Alpēs, from Greek Alpeis]

ALP
 
abbreviation for
Australian Labor Party

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Alp
1590s, "any high, snow-capped mountain," from Alps, from Fr. Alpes, from L. Alpes "the Alps," perhaps from altus "high," or albus "white" or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-I.E. root. Alpenstock (1829) "long iron-pointed staff used for hiking in mountains" is Ger., lit. "Alpine stick."
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ALP definition

language
A list processing extension of Mercury Autocode.
["ALP, An Autocode List-Processing Language", D.C. Cooper et al, Computer J 5:28-31, 1962].
(1995-01-24)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ALP
American Labor Party
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Known as the alp for short, the party is the current governing party of australia.
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