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IPA

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noun \ˌī-(ˌ)pē-ˈā\

Definition of IPA

  1. :  an alphabet designed to represent each human speech sound with a unique symbol

Origin and Etymology of ipa

International Phonetic Alphabet


First Known Use: 1933


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IPA

abbreviation

Definition of IPA

  1. individual practice association


IPA Defined for English Language Learners

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IPA

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noun \ˌī-(ˌ)pē-ˈā\

Definition of IPA for English Language Learners

  • : a system of symbols that represent all of the sounds made in speech


Medical Dictionary

IPA

abbreviation

Medical Definition of IPA

  1. independent practice association; individual practice association An independent practice association is made up of a group of physicians in private practice who join in an association that contracts with a managed healthcare plan (as an HMO) to provide medical services to patients enrolled in the plan.



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