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[oh-duh, oh-dah] /ˈoʊ də, oʊˈdɑ/
noun, plural odas, oda, odalar
[oh-duh-lahr] /ˌoʊ dəˈlɑr/ (Show IPA)
a room within a harem.
Origin of oda
1615-25; < Turkish: room Unabridged
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abbreviation (in Britain, formerly)
Overseas Development Administration, now superseded by the Department for International Development (DFID)
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Word Origin and History for oda

room in a harem, 1620s, from Turkish odah "hall, chamber."

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oda in Technology

Open Document Architecture (formerly Office Document Architecture).

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  1. official development assistance
  2. Open Document Architecture
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