ata

Definition of ata

  • variant spelling of

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Ata

noun \ ˈätə , -tˌä \

Definition of Ata

plural Ata or Atas
1 a : a predominantly pagan people near Mount Apo in central Mindanao, Philippines
b : a member of such people
2 : an Austronesian language of the Ata people

-ata

noun plural suffix -a·ta \ ˈä|tə , ˈā| , ˈȧ| , |tə—in the pronunciation of words containing this suffix , usually only the first two variants are shown \

Definition of -ata

: ones characterized by having (such a feature) in names of zoological groups
  • Coelenterata
  • Vertebrata
  • Chordata
  • Branchiata

Origin and Etymology of -ata

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -atus -ate


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