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4 definitions found
 for NA
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Na \Na\ (n[aum]), a. & adv.
     No, not. See No. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Symbol \Sym"bol\ (s[i^]m"b[o^]l), n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr.
     sy`mbolon a sign by which one knows or infers a thing, from
     symba`llein to throw or put together, to compare; sy`n with +
     ba`llein to throw: cf. F. symbole. Cf. Emblem, Parable.]
     1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything
        which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by
        resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation;
        a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage;
        the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
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              A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it
              represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to
              represent the whole, or a lower form or species used
              as the representative of a higher in the same kind.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     2. (Math.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an
        operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
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     Note: In crystallography, the symbol of a plane is the
           numerical expression which defines its position
           relatively to the assumed axes.
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     3. (Theol.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a
        creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
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     4. [Gr. ? contributions.] That which is thrown into a common
        fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty. [Obs.]
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              They do their work in the days of peace . . . and
              come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     5. Share; allotment. [Obs.]
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              The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all
              appear to receive their symbol.       --Jer. Taylor.
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     6. (Chem.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an
        element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin
        or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with
        a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium
        (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum),
        Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names
        and symbols under Element.
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     Note: In pure and organic chemistry there are symbols not
           only for the elements, but also for their grouping in
           formulas, radicals, or residues, as evidenced by their
           composition, reactions, synthesis, etc. See the diagram
           of Benzene nucleus, under Benzene.
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     Syn: Emblem; figure; type. See Emblem.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Na
      n 1: a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal
           group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially
           in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts
           violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral
           halite (rock salt) [syn: sodium, Na, atomic number
           11]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  na
  
      The country code for Namibia.
  
     (1999-01-27)
  

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