Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Agricultural Adjustment Administration
  • abbreviation antiaircraft artillery

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  • noun A standard size of dry cell battery smaller than AA.
  • noun sports, North America The highest level of minor league baseball, often used by extension in other sports to indicate the highest level of minor league play in that sport as well.
  • noun A very narrow shoe size.
  • noun finance The highest credit rating given by debt analysis agencies such as Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and A.M. Best.
  • initialism Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • initialism Access All Areas, Sony music project
  • initialism Access Approval Authority
  • initialism Accumulated Adjustments Account, in US Federal Income Tax
  • initialism Acquisition Approval Authority
  • initialism Action Awareness Alert
  • initialism Adaptive Array Antenna
  • initialism Administration, Authorization, and Authentication, in software security
  • initialism Advanced Acoustic Array
  • initialism AEGIS Acquisition Agent
  • initialism Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Aviation
  • initialism Agricultural Adjustment Association
  • initialism Air Avenue of Approach
  • initialism Airborne Array Aperture
  • initialism Airborne Assault Area
  • initialism Aircraft Alert Area
  • initialism Airport Airspace Analysis
  • initialism UK, art, historical Allied Artists' Association
  • initialism Allocations, Assessments, and Analysis
  • initialism Alternate Assembly Area
  • initialism UK Amateur Athletic Association
  • initialism American Abstract Artists
  • initialism American Academy of Actuaries
  • initialism American Accounting Association
  • initialism American Ambulance Association
  • initialism US American Automobile Association
  • initialism Angle Angle Angle, a geometric proof
  • initialism ANSI Artists of America
  • initialism military anti-aircraft artillery
  • initialism Area Agency on Aging
  • initialism US Army Audit Agency
  • initialism Aromatic Amino Acid
  • initialism Arrival and Assembly Area
  • initialism Assign Alternate Area
  • initialism Astronaut-Actuated Abort
  • initialism Attitude, Awareness and Accountability, a ski safety program
  • initialism Australian Association of Accountants
  • initialism Australian Automobile Association
  • initialism Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • initialism Authorization Accounting Activity
  • initialism Authorized Accounting Activity
  • initialism Automated Airlift Analysis
  • initialism Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Puerto Rico)
  • initialism Awaiting Aircraft Availability

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Examples

  • Westchester's general-obligation bonds are rated Aaa by Moody's and AAA by Standard

    Westchester County Favors Bonds Over IOUs to Make New York Pension Payment - Bloomberg

  • RATINGS GAME: Ratings are expressed as letters and symbols, with triple-A - Aaa at Moody's and AAA at Standard & Poor's - the best.

    The Seattle Times

  • It could downgrade the current premium AAA rating (AAA+ highest), which Britain barely maintains currently; as opposed to the mediocre BBB rating which the Greek economic crisis has bestowed on Greek bond rating, which Osborne alluded to.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • It could downgrade the current premium AAA rating (AAA+ highest), which Britain barely maintains currently; as opposed to the mediocre BBB rating which the Greek economic crisis has bestowed on Greek bond rating, which Osborne alluded to.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • These SIVs were often viewed as very low risk because they invested in AAA if not AAA+ assets.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • AAA quest begins: The rugged road to Hershey begins for eight Berks County Class AAA teams Saturday in the 12-team 3-AAA Section IV Tournament at Gov.

    Berks county news

  • The five-year bonds, rated Aaa by Moody's and AAA by DBRS Ltd., have a coupon of 3.824 percent.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • These SIVs were often viewed as very low risk because they invested in AAA if not AAA+ assets.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • Mr. Buffett, were there any companies more central to the current financial and economic crisis than Moody's and Standard & Poor's, whose Aaa and AAA ratings given in exchange for high fees enabled the subprime boom?

    DealBook

  • Mr. Buffett, were there any companies more central to the current financial and economic crisis than Moody's and Standard & Poor's, whose Aaa and AAA ratings given in exchange for high fees enabled the subprime boom?

    DealBook

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  • AAA stands for Amateur Athletic Association. The AAA (now the Amateur Athletic Association of England) is the oldest national governing body for athletics in the world. It was established on the 24th of April 1880. It is sometimes known as the "three As"

    June 20, 2009

  • While proofreading someone else's document, I came across the phrase "a AAA financial guaranty insurer". This phrase, I decided, was correct, and should not be "an AAA...", because in this case AAA is pronounced "triple-A".

    December 3, 2010

  • cycling term for All Ages And Abilities. http://m.nsnews.com/svc/wlws.svc/getHtml#article/?sectionId=676&feedId=1079&articleId=8445566

    June 27, 2013

  • Strangely, AAA in the baseball sense isn't in Merriam-Webster's Unabridged, or in American Heritage, 5th ed.

    March 15, 2017