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-ata1

1.
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used especially in names of zoological groups:
Vertebrata.
Origin of -ata1
< Latin, neuter plural of -ātus -ate1, originally adj. in Latin, then substantivized in NL.

-ata2

1.
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek:
stomata.
Origin
< Greek t-stems, -mata result of, state of, act of; cf. -ment

A.T.A.

1.
Associate Technical Aide.
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  • ata pierced a hole in it, and the doctor took a long, refreshing draught.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • ata continued to do the housework, and I gave him his meals as I said I would.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • When ata had gone with him a little way she said she must turn back.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • He said if ata was willing to go, he was willing to go with her.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • Hostile raids against the neighboring Bila-an, Tagakaolo, and ata seem to have been common from the most ancient times.

  • ata was on the look-out for him, and came a little way along the path to meet him.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • In this manner he made eight persons—male and female—who later became the ancestors of the ata and all the neighboring tribes.

  • I gave the boy a message for ata that I would come whenever she sent for me.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • Then ata had a baby, and the old woman who came up to help her through her trouble stayed on.

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ata in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for ata

ata

atmosphere absolute

ATA

1.
advanced technology attachment
2.
Air Transport Association
3.
American Telemedicine Association
4.
American Tinnitus Association
5.
American Tunaboat Association
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