1 [an-uh, ah-nuh]
a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing.
an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc.

1720–30; independent use of -ana Unabridged
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ana1 (ˈeɪnə, ˈɑːnə)
obsolete pharmacol aa (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantities
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly]

ana2 (ˈɑːnə)
1.  a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
2.  an item of or for such a collection
[C18: independent use of -ana]

Ana (ˈænə)
1.  a.  a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
 b.  a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic
2.  anorexic
[C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna]

abbreviation for
Article Number Association: (in Britain) an organization of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that provides a system (article numbering) by which a product is identified by a unique machine-readable number compatible with article-numbering systems used in other countries

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Word Origin & History

or -ana "collection of sayings, gossip, etc. connected with a person or place," originally the neut. pl. ending of L. adjectives ending in -anus "pertaining to," early 18c.
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Medical Dictionary

ana an·a (ān'ə)
Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Administration for Native Americans

  2. American Newspaper Association

  3. American Nurses Association

  4. Anaheim Angels

  5. antinuclear antibody

  6. Association of National Advertisers

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