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from the beginning ab initio , ab ovo , de novo
poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order abecedarius
inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism achondroplasia , achondroplasty , chondrodystrophy , osteosclerosis congenita
time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood adolescence
liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words Agnus Dei
river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River Allegheny , Allegheny River
sounds repeated at beginning of words or in accented syllables alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse alliteration , beginning rhyme , head rhyme , initial rhyme
beginning of a series or sequence alpha
beginning and end alpha and omega
indicator used before nouns beginning with a vowel an
repetition of last word of sentence at beginning of next sentence anadiplosis
repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next anadiplosis , reduplication
lines beginning with same word/phrase anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses anaphora , epanaphora
annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods annuity in advance
(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until' aphaeresis , apheresis
letter dropped at beginning of word aphaeresis , aphesis
omission of sound(s) at beginning of word aphaeresis , aphesis
dropping sound at beginning of word apheresis
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