TA

tantalum, Ta, atomic number

(noun) a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Interjection

ta

(colloquial, chiefly, British, Irish, Australia and New Zealand) Thanks.

(Canada, baby talk) give (imperative)

Usage notes

The expression ta ta differs, meaning goodbye.

Etymology 2

Preposition

ta

Pronunciation spelling of to, representing the standard unstressed pronunciation before consonants.

Etymology 3

Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter, to become ti. vowel changed to 'a' to signify a flattened note.

Noun

ta (uncountable)

(music) In solfège, the lowered seventh note of a major scale (the note B-flat in the fixed-do system): te.

Synonyms

• te

• B-flat

• li

Anagrams

• 'at, A-T, A/T, AT, at, at-

Proper noun

TA

Initialism of Territorial Army.

Noun

TA (countable and uncountable, plural TAs)

(countable) Initialism of transportation authority.

(countable) Initialism of teaching assistant.

(countable) Initialism of travel agent.

(countable) Initialism of target audience.

(uncountable) Initialism of transactional analysis.

(uncountable, insurance) Initialism of term assurance.

Verb

TA (third-person singular simple present TA's or TAs, present participle TA'ing or TAing, simple past and past participle TA'd or TAd)

(intransitive) To act as a teaching assistant.

Anagrams

• 'at, A-T, A/T, AT, at, at-

Source: Wiktionary



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LECITHIN

(noun) a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier


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