IPA

noun (1)
\ˌī-(ˌ)pē-ˈā \
plural IPAs

Definition of IPA 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a pale ale made with extra hops American beers, especially IPAs, are still quite hoppy…— Lauren Buzzeo

called also India pale ale

IPA

noun (2)
\ˌī-(ˌ)pē-ˈā \

Definition of IPA (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Definition of IPA (Entry 3 of 3)

individual practice association

First Known Use of IPA

Noun (1)

1953, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for IPA

Noun (1)

India Pale Ale

Noun (2)

International Phonetic Alphabet

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The first known use of IPA was in 1933

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IPA

noun

English Language Learners Definition of IPA

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

Medical Definition of IPA 

independent practice association; individual practice association

Note: 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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