i p a

IPA

2.
International Phonetic Association.
3.
International Press Association.
Also, I.P.A.
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International Phonetic Alphabet

noun
the set of symbols and modifiers designed, principally on the basis of articulatory considerations, to provide a consistent and universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of any language: devised by the International Phonetic Association. Abbreviation: IPA, I.P.A.

Origin:
1895–1900

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International Phonetic Alphabet
 
n
IPA a series of signs and letters propagated by the Association Phonétique Internationale for the representation of human speech sounds. It is based on the Roman alphabet but supplemented by modified signs or symbols from other writing systems, and is usually employed in its revised form of 1951

IPA
 
abbreviation for
International Phonetic Alphabet

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