plural IPAs
: a pale ale made with extra hops : india pale ale
American beers, especially IPAs, are still quite hoppy …Lauren Buzzeo
: an alphabet designed to represent each human speech sound with a unique symbol


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individual practice association

Examples of IPA in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The menus are really just kid menus with upcharges for gruyere, and there’s always a patch of gravel where my kids can play cornhole or simply eat the gravel, a sight that bothers me less with an IPA in my hand. Megan Angelo, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 Beer options including Kona Brewing Big Wave Golden Ale, Lagunitas IPA and Miller Lite will run $7, versus $6, and wine choices such as Cruset Brut sparkling wine, Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon, Mossel Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay and Stone Cellars California Rosé will cost $8, up from from $6. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 Another road bump for Alexa The judgment handed down this week contrasts a 2021 ruling in a Delaware federal court finding that Alexa does not infringe upon patents by IPA Technologies Inc., as Reuters reported. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 Keep your fingers crossed the VIPs don’t down all the West Coast IPA, brewed in collaboration with Cerebral, or the barrel-aged rye imperial stouts. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 This 7,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor brewery has 20 taps with a mix of lagers, ales, ambers, blondes and IPA craft beers, along with a full kitchen with menu item like burgers, ceviche and vegetarian options. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 Whatever the meal, Sapporo’s mild flavors won’t dominate your palate the way a hoppy IPA or tart sour might. Thea Engst, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 Beware, hop lovers: a warming climate could make your IPA less bitter. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 Nobakht – who is a board member of the Iranian Producers Association (IPA) and of the Iranian Documentary Producer Association (AOIDP) – was stopped by security guards in early August upon re-entering Iran from a film presentation in Portugal at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

India Pale Ale

Noun (2)

International Phonetic Alphabet

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1893, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of IPA was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“IPA.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


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 health-care plan (as an HMO) to provide medical services to patients enrolled in the plan.

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