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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Iowa

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  • abbr. Iowa, a state of the United States of America.
  • Initialism of immediate action. This is the procedure to determine the cause of a rifle stoppage
  • Initialism of Institute of Arts.
  • Initialism of information assurance.
  • Initialism of internal affairs. This is a department responsible for investigating complaints against police officers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbrevation of Iowa.
  • n. A termination in Latin and Greek nouns (chiefly feminine), many of them in English use, being -a preceded by -i-, a stem-vowel, formative or euphonic, as in tib-ia, fasc-ia, milit-ia, man-ia, scor-ia, etc. When such forms are Anglicized, the termination becomes -y, as in family, from Latin familia.
  • n. A termination in Latin and Greek nouns, many of them in English use, being -a preceded by -i-, a stem-vowel, formative or euphonic, as in regal-ia, saturnal-ia, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state in midwestern United States

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