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Asa

[ey-suh] /ˈeɪ sə/
noun
1.
a king of Judah, 913?–873? b.c. I Kings 15:8–24.

ASA

1.
Acoustical Society of America.
2.
American Standards Association: former name of the American National Standards Institute.
3.
the numerical exposure index of a photographic film under the system adopted by the American Standards Association, used to indicate the light sensitivity of the film's emulsion.
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  • And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Some agree that this is our present Asa foetida, while other authorities deny this.

  • Asa now summoned all the men capable of bearing arms to assist in the destruction of the fortifications of Ramah.

  • And as was usual with him, Asa Lemm drew down the corners of his mouth.

  • Asa Make tracks, pack up, and emigrate to the roaring old state of Vermont, and live 'long with mother.

    Our American Cousin Tom Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for Asa

ASA

abbreviation
1.
(in Britain) Amateur Swimming Association
2.
(in Britain) Advertising Standards Authority
3.
(in the US) American Standards Association
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Asa in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for Asa

ASA

1.
Acoustical Society of America
2.
American Schizophrenia Association
3.
American Society of Andrology
4.
American Society of Anesthesiologists
5.
American Society on Aging
6.
American Standards Association
7.
Autism Society of America
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Asa in the Bible

physician, son of Abijah and grandson of Rehoboam, was the third king of Judah. He was zealous in maintaining the true worship of God, and in rooting all idolatry, with its accompanying immoralities, out of the land (1 Kings 15:8-14). The Lord gave him and his land rest and prosperity. It is recorded of him, however, that in his old age, when afflicted, he "sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians" (comp. Jer. 17:5). He died in the forty-first year of his reign, greatly honoured by his people (2 Chr. 16:1-13), and was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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