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a.k.

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AK
 
abbreviation for
1.  Alaska
2.  Knight of the Order of Australia

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ak definition

[ɑk]
and ok
  1. n.
    October. (Securities markets: options and futures trading.) : When the oks expire on Friday, we'll start looking at the dec index. , I told him to buy the “aks,” or Octobers, and he looked at me like I was crazy!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
AK
Alaska
a.k.
ass kisser
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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Encyclopedia Britannica
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ak

downy seed fibre obtained from Calotropis procera and C. gigantea, plants of the Apocynaceae family. The plants are native to southern Asia and Africa and were introduced to South America and the islands of the Caribbean. The yellowish material is made up of thin fibres 2 to 3 cm (0.75 to 1.12 inches) long and 12 to 42 microns (a micron is about 0.00004 inch) in diameter and is harvested by hand. Akund floss is used primarily as upholstery stuffing, sometimes mixed with the seed fibre kapok. In certain areas it is variously known as ak, mader, or mudar.

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Partial proceeds of the album were donated to ak and other activist groups.
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