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

  • abbr. Bible Acts of the Apostles
  • abbr. Alcoholics Anonymous
  • abbr. antiaircraft
  • abbr. Associate in Arts

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  • n. A standard size of dry cell battery between AAA and C.
  • A starting hand in Texas hold 'em comprised of two aces
  • achievement age
  • acting appointment
  • administrative assistant
  • affirmative action
  • African American
  • Airports Authority of India
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Airlines
  • amino acid
  • Ann Arbor Railroad
  • Anti-aircraft
  • approximate absolute
  • Armed Forces in the Americas (USPS abbreviation code)
  • assembly area
  • Associate of arts; associate in arts
  • Astrum Argenteum (also A.A. or A.'.A.'.), Esoteric Magickal order or Silver star, a magickal order.
  • athletic association
  • author's alteration
  • The Automobile Association
  • avenue of approach


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  • Spanish sovereign debt is rated AA with a negative outlook by S & P, Aa1 under review for possible downgrade by Moody's and AA+ with a stable outlook by Fitch Ratings.

    Kroll Ratings Takes Aim at S

  • Stock and bond markets had begun to regain their composure caused by stinging downgrades of Greece and Portugal the day before when the Standard & Poors ratings agency delivered more bad news by cutting Spain's rating to AA from AA+.

    European Debt Crisis Widens As Spain's Credit Gets Downgraded

  • The agency said it was cutting Spain's rating to AA from AA+ amid concerns about the country's growth prospects following the collapse of a construction bubble.

    E.U. Debt Crisis Widens; Spain Downgraded

  • Standard & Poor's cut Spain's debt rating to AA this morning, from AA+.

    Markets eventually shrug off Spain downgrade, turn positive

  • Analysts say the funding environment for the embattled bank is hampered by Standard & Poor's downgrade on Monday of Irish sovereign debt to AA from AA+ with a negative outlook.

    Anglo Irish Sees Large Loan Losses

  • This comes despite Standard & Poor's downgrading Irish sovereign debt last week to AA from AA+ with a negative outlook.

    Ireland Raises $1.38 Billion in Bonds

  • S&P cut Roche's rating last year to AA - from AA+ on news of the bid, worried by the big chunk of debt financing required.

    Roche's Novel

  • Lenders have been at the heart of that downturn and the cost of shoring up the banking system was highlighted on Monday when Standard & Poor's Ratings Service lowered Ireland's long-term sovereign credit rating to AA from AA+ and said the nation's credit outlook remained negative.

    Banks Lead Europe's Markets Lower

  • An organism with aa is 1.0 units high, an organism with AA is 2.0 units high but an organism with Aa is also only 2.0 units high.


  • S&P on Monday lowered Ireland's long-term sovereign credit rating to AA from AA+, with a negative outlook, after initially taking away its top AAA rating in March.

    Risk of Deflation Rises in Ireland


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