aba

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noun

ə-ˈbä How to pronounce aba (audio)
a-,
ˈä-bə
1
: a loose sleeveless outer garment worn as traditional dress by men in the Middle East
2
: a fabric woven from the hair of camels or goats

ABA

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abbreviation

1
Amateur Boxing Association
2
American Bankers Association
3
American Bar Association
4
American Booksellers Association

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Arabic ʽabā'

First Known Use

Noun

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aba was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Aba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aba. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

applied behavior analysis
The hardships for military families are compounded by the realities of frequent moves that disrupt or end altogether treatment programs such as applied behavior analysis therapy, or ABA, which medical experts say makes a huge difference in the lives of autistic children. Kimberly Johnson, U.S. News & World Report

Legal Definition

American Bar Association

Geographical Definition

Aba

geographical name

town in southeastern Nigeria population 932,000

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