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AcronymDefinition
AArea
ABlood Type
AActivity
AApproved
AAccommodation
ABattery Size
AAtomic (as in A-bomb)
AAmpere
AAccusative
AUSDA Grade for Dairy Products and Eggs
AAbout
ATo (Spanish, or from Latin ad)
AAdult
AAre (unit of area)
AAmateur
AYear
AAss
AAccount
AAction
AAdvanced
AIndividual (IRB)
AAdvanced Digital Audio (filename extension)
AFirst in Series (chemistry)
AAway (Sports)
AAuthor
AAssociation
AAsk
AActive
AExcellent (scholastic grade)
AAmerican Bank Note Company (numismatic/philatelic)
AAnna
AAnswer
AArticle
AAccept
AAvailability
AAustria (international car index mark)
AAgency
AAdministration
AAdd(ed) (action code)
AAnnual
AAnalysis
AGMT + 1 hour
AAdvanced Levels (highest level of academic boards, UK)
AAssist (Sports)
AAttack (US military aircraft designation, as in A-10)
AArmy (in combinations only)
AApple
AAgreed To (that an amendment or other matter was approved; US House)
AArmy
AAnonymous
AMass Number (physics)
AAustralian
AAcademy
AAbsolute (degrees Kelvin)
AAnalysis and Assessment (LANL)
AAlpha
AAce
AAutomobile
AAssembly Source Code (Macintosh filename extension)
AAfternoon
AAce (used on playing cards)
AAlto
AAnno
AAnchor (HTML)
AAnalog
AAircraft
AAnalog Signal
AAdjacent (to a carboxyl group; chemistry)
AAqua
AArc
AAtomic Mass
AAggressive Personality Type
AAnnually
AAnterior
AAcre
AArctic
AAnte (Latin: Before)
AAft
AApplet
AAirplane
ASpecific Optical Rotation
AAlgemeen
AArse
AAerial
AAbsent
AAnd
ANewfoundland/Labrador (Canada Post designation)
AAvance (French: fast)
AAllegro (game programming library)
AAlpha Particle
AAuditor
AAtto-
AAcceleration
AAdultery (as in the Scarlet Letter)
AAcronym
AAbbreviation
AArtillery
AArtery
AFirst Substrate
AAmphibian (aircraft type)
AArterial Road (used with road numbers)
AAt or Above (constrained altitude)
AArterial blood
ASpecific Absorption Coefficient
AAirbus
AAmplitude
AAdjective
AArgon
ATotal Acidity
AAsymmetric
ARetinol (vitamin)
AAccumulator
AAutostrada (Italian notation for highways)
AAirman
AAdjutant
AAnode
ASmooth, Paintable (American Plywood Association Veneer Grades)
ADegree of Dissociation
AHelmholtz Energy
AAuris (Latin: ear)
AAlveolar Gas
AAlanine
AAdenosine
AAnimaniacs
AAliphatic Chain (chemistry)
AAngstrom (should be written with Å; unit of length)
AAdenine (one of four DNA building blocks)
AAvianca Airlines (philatelic airmail overprint)
AAbsorbance
AAgouti
AAbsorptance
AAlwaya (dinnerware trademark)
AAdenylic Acid
AAmendment of Application (insurance)
ANucleon Number (physics)
AAromatic Substituent (chemistry)
AAgilent Technologies Incorporated (stock symbol)
AAssisted Citizen (Alabama Public Safety Radio Code)
AStock and Bond Rating
AFederal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts (designates original spot of circulation of a bill)
AApplanation Tension (pressure in the eye)
ABunsen Solubility Coefficient
AAngle of Asymmetry (NIOSH)
AAssay and Accountability (LANL)
AAutotuned Navaid (aviation navigational aid)
AAktopia
AHighest Level of Division I College Athletics (United States)
AAccelerating Contactor or Relay
ALowest Full-Season Level (minor league baseball)
AUndenominated US Stamp (15 cent, issued 22 May 78)
AAir Force training category (15 days active duty training per year)
References in classic literature ?
The difference between a federal and national government, as it relates to the OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, is supposed to consist in this, that in the former the powers operate on the political bodies composing the Confederacy, in their political capacities; in the latter, on the individual citizens composing the nation, in their individual capacities.
The idea of a national government involves in it, not only an authority over the individual citizens, but an indefinite supremacy over all persons and things, so far as they are objects of lawful government.
I have always been made sad when I have heard members of any race claiming rights or privileges, or certain badges of distinction, on the ground simply that they were members of this or that race, regardless of their own individual worth or attainments.
They described the activity of individuals who ruled the people, and regarded the activity of those men as representing the activity of the whole nation.
The question: how did individuals make nations act as they wished and by what was the will of these individuals themselves guided?
In the eighth and ninth books (4) the perversions of States and of the individuals who correspond to them are reviewed in succession; and the nature of pleasure and the principle of tyranny are further analyzed in the individual man.
The one is the soul and the other is the body, and the Greek ideal of the State, as of the individual, is a fair mind in a fair body.
We conceive distinctly enough the French, the Spanish, the German genius, and it is not the less real that perhaps we should not meet in either of those nations a single individual who corresponded with the type.
The property will be found where the labor, the wisdom, and the virtue have been in nations, in classes, and (the whole life-time considered, with the compensations) in the individual also.
When we look to the individuals of the same variety or sub-variety of our older cultivated plants and animals, one of the first points which strikes us, is, that they generally differ much more from each other, than do the individuals of any one species or variety in a state of nature.
When, on the one hand, we see domesticated animals and plants, though often weak and sickly, yet breeding quite freely under confinement; and when, on the other hand, we see individuals, though taken young from a state of nature, perfectly tamed, long-lived, and healthy (of which I could give numerous instances), yet having their reproductive system so seriously affected by unperceived causes as to fail in acting, we need not be surprised at this system, when it does act under confinement, acting not quite regularly, and producing offspring not perfectly like their parents or variable.
Genius detects through the fly, through the caterpillar, through the grub, through the egg, the constant individual; through countless individuals the fixed species; through many species the genus; through all genera the steadfast type; through all the kingdoms of organized life the eternal unity.
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