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Ara

[ey-ruh, air-uh] /ˈeɪ rə, ˈɛər ə/
noun, genitive Arae
[ey-ree, air-ee] /ˈeɪ ri, ˈɛər i/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.
Origin
< Latin āra altar

ARA

1.
Agricultural Research Administration.

A.R.A.

1.
American Railway Association.
2.
Associate of the Royal Academy.
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Ara

/ˈɑːrə/
noun (Latin genitive) Arae (ˈɑːriː)
1.
a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
Word Origin
from Latin: altar

ARA

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Associate of the Royal Academy
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ARA

  1. American Railway Society
  2. Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
  3. American Rheumatism Association
  4. Ara (constellation)
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Encyclopedia Article for Ara

city, Bihar state, northeastern India. The city is a major rail and road junction. Agricultural trade and oilseed milling are carried on there. It is the site of several colleges affiliated with Magadh University. The Little House at Ara is a building that was defended by the British against Kunwar Singh during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Ara was constituted a municipality in 1865. Pop. (1991 prelim.) 156,871.

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