agora

1 [ag-er-uh]
noun, plural agorae [ag-uh-ree] (in ancient Greece)
1.
a popular political assembly.
2.
the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
3.
the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Greek agorā́ marketplace, equivalent to agor- (variant stem of ageírein to gather together < a pre-Hellenic IE substratum language, equivalent to a(d)- ad- + *ǵher- grasp, cognate with Sanskrit har- seize, fetch) + noun ending

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agora

2 [ah-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rah]
noun, plural agorot [ah-gawr-oht, -gohr-; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rawt] .
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, the 100th part of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960.
Also, agura.


Origin:
< Hebrew

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agora1 (ˈæɡərə)
 
n , pl -rae
(often capital)
 a.  the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
 b.  the meeting itself
 
[from Greek, from agorein to gather]

agora2 (ˌæɡəˈrɑː)
 
n , pl -rot
an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel
 
[Hebrew, from āgōr to collect]

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AGORA definition

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A distributed object-oriented language.

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Example sentences
Normative economics also has a distinctive approach that deserves to be part of the electronic agora.
The atrium is the bank's agora, home to shows and presentations, and people often arrive in national dress for big events.
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