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[bah] /bɑ/
noun
1.
the second letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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British Dictionary definitions for

ba

abbreviation
1.
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ba1

/bɑː/
noun
1.
(Egyptian myth) the soul, represented as a bird with a human head

Ba2

Chemical symbol
1.
barium

BA

abbreviation
1.
Bachelor of Arts
2.
British Academy
3.
British Airways
4.
British Association (for the Advancement of Science)
5.
British Association screw thread
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in Medicine

Ba
The symbol for the element barium.

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in Science
Ba  
The symbol for barium.
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Related Abbreviations for

ba

Bashkir

Ba

  1. barium
  2. Baruch

BA

  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. bare ass
  3. batting average
  4. Boeing Co.
  5. British Academy
  6. budget authority
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Encyclopedia Article for

ba

in ancient Egyptian religion, with the ka and the akh, a principal aspect of the soul; the ba appears in bird form, thus expressing the mobility of the soul after death. Originally written with the sign of the jabiru bird and thought to be an attribute of only the god-king, the ba was later represented by a man-headed hawk, often depicted hovering over the mummies of kings and commoners alike.

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