ba

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[bah]
noun
the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Ba

Symbol, Chemistry.

ba.

1.

B.A.

1
Bachelor of Arts.

Origin:
1755–65; < Neo-Latin Baccalaureus Artium

B.A.

2
1.
bastard amber.
2.
batting average.
3.
British Academy.
4.
British America.
5.
British Association (for Advancement of Science).
6.
Buenos Aires.
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ba
 
the internet domain name for
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ba1 (bɑː)
 
n
Egyptian myth the soul, represented as a bird with a human head

Ba2
 
the chemical symbol for
barium

BA
 
abbreviation for
1.  Bachelor of Arts
2.  British Academy
3.  British Airways
4.  British Association (for the Advancement of Science)
5.  British Association screw thread

ba' or Ba' (bɔː, bɑː, bɔː, bɑː)
 
n
1.  the ba' a game somewhat like rugby played in Orkney at Christmas and New Year between two very large teams of players
2.  the ba', handba' a similar game played at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in mid-February
3.  the stuffed leather ball used in these games
 
[Scots form of ball1]
 
Ba' or Ba'
 
n
 
[Scots form of ball1]

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Medical Dictionary

Ba
The symbol for the element barium.

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Science Dictionary
Ba  
The symbol for barium.
barium   (bâr'ē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol Ba
A soft, silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline-earth group. It occurs only in combination with other elements, especially in barite. Barium compounds are used in x-raying the digestive system and in making fireworks and white pigments. Atomic number 56; atomic weight 137.33; melting point 725°C; boiling point 1,140°C; specific gravity 3.50; valence 2. See Periodic Table.
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Computing Dictionary

ba definition

networking
The country code for Bosnia and Herzegowina.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ba
Bashkir
Ba
  1. barium

  2. Baruch

BA
  1. Bachelor of Arts

  2. bare ass

  3. batting average

  4. Boeing Co.

  5. British Academy

  6. budget authority

ba.
bathroom
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ba

in ancient Egyptian religion, with the ka and the akh, a principal aspect of the soul; the ba appears in bird form, thus expressing the mobility of the soul after death. Originally written with the sign of the jabiru bird and thought to be an attribute of only the god-king, the ba was later represented by a man-headed hawk, often depicted hovering over the mummies of kings and commoners alike.

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