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ama

[ah-mah] /ˈɑ mɑ/
noun, plural amas, ama.
1.
a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Japanese, of uncertain origin

-ama

1.
variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in - r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama, :
rollerama; Futurama.

A.M.A.

1.
American Management Association.
2.
American Medical Association.
3.
American Motorcycle Association.
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  • The term ama and aka have been widely applied to modern trimarans.
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AMA

abbreviation
1.
American Medical Association
2.
Australian Medical Association
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-ama

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-rama


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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AMA

  1. against medical advice
  2. Amarillo International Airport
  3. American Management Association
  4. American Medical Association
  5. American Motorcycle Association
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