Apa



a tree, Eperua falcata, of tropical America, having reddish-brown wood used in the construction of houses.
a river in central South America that flows W along the E Paraguay-SW Brazil border to the Paraguay River. about 125 miles (200 km) long.
American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychological Association.
American Philological Association.
American Protective Association.
American Protestant Association.
American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychological Association.
Associate in Public Administration.
Contemporary Examples

That makes it hard to get apa political stories told—even when there are interesting ones to tell.
Asian-Americans Seize Political Spotlight in 2012 Presidential Campaign Joie Chen May 24, 2012

In my 16 years with CNN and CBS, apa voters rarely (OK, never) got a blip of consideration as worthy of news coverage.
Asian-Americans Seize Political Spotlight in 2012 Presidential Campaign Joie Chen May 24, 2012

“Unwanted pregnancies are not random events,” says the apa report.
South Dakota Legalizes Lies With Suicide Warning for Abortion Seekers Michelle Goldberg July 26, 2012

To revise the DSM, the apa convened 22 expert groups to focus on different areas of the field.
Sandusky To Try Nearly Obsolete Histrionic Personality Disorder Defense Jesse Singal June 19, 2012

The apa has tried to undermine Frances, noting that he stands to lose his royalty payments when the new DSM comes out.
Will the Arizona Shooting Affect the DSM? Tony Doukopil January 21, 2011

Historical Examples

apa yor indraḥ ppaǵa marto na aramṇo bibhvn ubhe yad yuyuǵe tavishvn; Ṛigv.
Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2) Angelo de Gubernatis

The glare of the light awakened him, and he cried out, “apa!”
Dr. Dumany’s Wife Mr Jkai

apa vnaṁ nathishṭana sakhyo drghaǵihvyam—apa vnam ardhasam hat makhaṁ na bhṛigavaḥ; Ṛigv.
Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis

The Brazilian commissioners took advantage of the fact that the apa River has two forks, and chose the south fork as the boundary.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875 Various

“apa boleh booat,” growled the big Malay, and he bowed his head slowly at the young soldier.
Trapped by Malays George Manville Fenn

APA abbr.
antipernicious anemia factor

Application Portability Architecture
Administrative Procedure Act
all points addressable
also printed as
American Paralysis Association
American Philological Association
American Philosophical Association
American Podiatry Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association

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  • Apache

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  • Apace

    with speed; quickly; swiftly. Historical Examples Preparations went on apace, and before the last of April the repairs on the house were completed. Walter Harland Harriet S. Caswell Work apace, apace, apace, apace; Honest labour bears a lovely face. David Elginbrod George MacDonald As the work approached completion, he says, death drew on apace. A […]

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    a vigorous dance representing a Parisian apache dancing in a rough, domineering way with his woman. noun a fast violent dance in French vaudeville, supposedly between a Parisian gangster and his girl



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