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ANTA

[an-tuh] /ˈæn tə/
noun
1.
a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.
Origin
A(merican) N(ational) T(heatre and) A(cademy)
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British Dictionary definitions for antas

anta

/ˈæntə/
noun (pl) antae (ˈæntiː)
1.
(architect) a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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ANTA

American National Theatre and Academy
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anta

in architecture, slightly projecting column at the end of a wall, produced by either a thickening of the wall or attachment of a separate strip. The former type, commonly flanking porches of Greek and Roman temples, is a masonry vestige of the wooden structural posts used to reinforce the brick walls of such early antique temples as the Heraeum of Olympia (c. 600 BC).

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