Definitions

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

  • abbr. also known as

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  • prep. also known as

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A climbing epiphyte of the myrtle family, Metrosideros scandens.

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

  • adv. as known or named at another time or place

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Will someone please tell Michelle Obama that membership in AKA is exclusive.

    Sorority Celebrates Michelle Obama’s Acceptance - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • If you scew this up and vote for Mccain AKA McSANE, you will be voting against yourself interest and will only harm your children, and your childrens children.

    McCain camp accuses Obama of making age an issue

  • A convict who answers to the name AKA Diaz tells the story of two men who are drinking together.

    O Ye Laurels

  • As the 19 girls trotted on to the stage in their matching sequinned gold outfits, they introduced themselves as 'AKA' - which he misunderstood as 'EKE'.

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  • In the past year, Philadelphia developer Korman Communities has expanded a nascent chain called AKA, which now has nine locations in Manhattan, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. AKA's suites, which are meant to draw guests away from luxury hotels like the Four Seasons, feature Sub-Zero appliances and tons of space; rates start at $695 a night and decline to $295 a night for long stays.

    Won’t You Stay a Bit Longer?

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha also known as AKA, CNN's Jill Dougherty talked with members as they mark this major milestone.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2008

  • Arthur new name AKA Doodad AKA Doogobells was adopted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, by a nice family.

    Arthur AKA Doodad, One Year Later AKA Doogobells - Adopted Tuesday, July 11, 2006

  • So next time the major labels AKA “grampa simpson” says “the creek run dry” respond by going to the faucet and handing them a glass of water, patting them on the head and leading back to bed. reply

    Music Labels Reach A New Low, Sue Developer For Using Seeqpod API

  • It is here that the Mozambican Academy, to be known as AKA,

    Ismaili Mail

  • On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at the invitation of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Also Known As Obama (hereafter known as AKA) and his sidekick, Joseph Biden, paid a visit to the United States Supreme Court, spending the better part of an hour sequestered in secrecy with eight of the nine United States Supreme Court Justices.

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  • The CDC definition clearly refers to aka (although the modern sources I can find call Metrosideros perforata by this name).

    September 27, 2011

  • Aka is not aka i.e, i.e. i.e isn't aka aka.

    In the sense quoted by billprice, referring to a simple subject or object, aka works fine. But in the broader sense of "i.e." ("that is to say..." referring to a proposition or conclusion) - a "thought" rather than a "thing" - aka is no alternative.

    Better, then, to stick to aka's original meaning, i.e. alias.

    June 21, 2011

  • Professional writing is not always good writing.

    June 21, 2011

  • AKA has been supplanting "i.e." in informal writing for some time, but has also been attested in more professional writing, like this clip from the Scientific American blog:

    "There's also the simple fact that one can drill to release a transportable commodity worth roughly $100 per barrel (aka oil) or one can drill to produce a commodity that must be instantaneously transported and consumed at a value of roughly 10 cents per kilowatt-hour (aka geothermal electricity)."

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=stop-mining-for-oil-and-coal-start-2011-06-20

    June 21, 2011