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A.

Etymology 1

Approximate form of Greek upper case Α (a, “alpha”) that was the source for both common variants of a Modification of capital letter A, from Latin A, from Ancient Greek letter Α (A).

Pronunciation

  • (letter, most languages): IPA(key): /ɑː/, /a/
  • (file)

Letter

a (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

Symbol

a

  1. (IPA) Used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent an open front unrounded vowel.

See also

Further reading

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of atto-, from Danish atten (eighteen).

Symbol

a

  1. atto-, the prefix for 10-18 in the International System of Units.

Etymology 3

From Latin annus.

Symbol

a

  1. A year in SI Units, specifically a Julian year or exactly 365.25 days.

Etymology 4

Abbreviation of are, from French are.

Symbol

a

  1. An are, a unit of area of which 100 comprise a hectare; ares.

Etymology 5

Abbreviation of acceleration

Symbol

a

  1. (physics) acceleration

Other representations of A:

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Other Languages
Afrikaans: a
አማርኛ: a
العربية: a
aragonés: a
armãneashti: a
asturianu: a
azərbaycanca: a
বাংলা: a
Bân-lâm-gú: a
bosanski: a
brezhoneg: a
català: a
čeština: a
corsu: a
Cymraeg: a
dansk: a
Deutsch: a
ދިވެހިބަސް: a
eesti: a
Ελληνικά: a
español: a
Esperanto: a
euskara: a
فارسی: a
français: a
Gaeilge: a
galego: a
한국어: a
हिन्दी: a
hornjoserbsce: a
hrvatski: a
Ido: a
Bahasa Indonesia: a
interlingua: a
Interlingue: a
íslenska: a
italiano: a
ქართული: a
kaszëbsczi: a
Kiswahili: a
kurdî: a
Кыргызча: a
latviešu: a
lietuvių: a
Limburgs: a
magyar: a
Malagasy: a
മലയാളം: a
Malti: a
Bahasa Melayu: a
Nāhuatl: a
Na Vosa Vakaviti: a
Nederlands: a
日本語: a
norsk: a
norsk nynorsk: a
occitan: a
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: a
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: a
پښتو: a
ភាសាខ្មែរ: a
Plattdüütsch: a
polski: a
português: a
română: a
русский: a
Sesotho: a
Setswana: a
shqip: a
sicilianu: a
සිංහල: a
Simple English: a
slovenčina: a
slovenščina: a
Soomaaliga: a
српски / srpski: a
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: a
Basa Sunda: a
suomi: a
svenska: a
Tagalog: a
தமிழ்: a
татарча/tatarça: a
తెలుగు: a
ไทย: a
тоҷикӣ: a
ᏣᎳᎩ: a
Türkçe: a
українська: a
اردو: a
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: a
vèneto: a
Tiếng Việt: a
Volapük: a
walon: a
Xitsonga: a
中文: a