• WordNet 3.6
    • n BA a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
    • n Ba a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Let us look at the possible origin of 'banana'. 'ba', in Egyptian mythology is the soul. 'Nana', as we all know, is another word for grandmother. So, is a banana, the grandmother of the soul?
    • v. t Ba To kiss.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Ba To kiss.
    • Ba To lull asleep by a continuous, inarticulate, musical hum.
    • Ba The chemical symbol of barium.
    • n Ba A ball.
    • n Ba An abbreviation of Bachelor of Agricultural Science;
    • n Ba Bachelor of Applied Science: degrees conferred by some institutions.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. baer, to open the mouth, F. bayer,


In literature:

You were afeard to stop it, an' you run away, cryin' like a wee ba!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
There was mony advised him to the contrar, for Janet was mair than suspeckit by the best folk in Ba'weary.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Den I go out, an' jump into de sleigh, an' point Ba'tiste's nose to Fort Severn.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Do ye think my son bes only an ould ba cryin' for a toy?
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
I's ans'ed bushels an' ba'ls o' riddles!
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
There won't ba more crashin' an' bangin' when the world breaks up.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Clootie on purpose missed his ba', And landed slap intil its maw.
"A Golfing Idyll" by Violet Flint
Nor can this ba matter of wonderment.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Ba'tiste and the three trappers who were with him did not know which side of the boundary they were on.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Once Ba'tiste killed an animal that had hairs on its heart, and Holy Mother!
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
A good ba'r trap would have ketched something besides ba'r that winter if I had set a few out.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
It learnt to say Ba-ba and Ma-ma with a baby accent.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
In crossing the Ba-Woolima, Mungo Park's attendant, Isaaco, met with a strange and nearly fatal adventure.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
From this Berber strain comes the name Berberi or Ba-Berberche, applied by the Hausa to the inhabitants of Bornu.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Car-toos and Ba-tims, refer to the Kato.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
The Song-Ma and the Song-Ca in the north, and the Song-Ba, Don-Nai and Se-Bang-Khan in the south, are alone of any size.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Ka'ba at Mecca has none of its sides or angles equal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
ARRO'BA (Spanish), a weight formerly used in Spain, and still used in the greater part of Central and South America.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
BA'BER, first Grand Mogul, the founder of the Mogul dynasty in Hindustan, born in 1483, died 1530.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
When the doors opened, he was one of the first to step out of the BA 757 and down the steel stairway onto the runway.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

He was a braw gallant,
And he playd at the ba;
And the bonny Earl of Murray,
Was the flower amang them a'.
"The Bonnie Earl Moray" by Andrew Lang
A dozen o' girl, of course, no wonder
A few of dem look lak me--sapree!
But w'en dey 're comin' dat way, ba tonder!
She’s jus' a leetle too moche for me.
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
Non!--I don't go dere if dey all invite me,
Or de worl' itse'f--she come to an' en'.
De Bishop hese'f, ba Gosh! can write me,
But Jo-seph Belair, he’s no more ma frien'
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
Now hush-a-ba, lammie, now hush-a my dear;
Now hush-a-ba, lammie; ain minnie is here:
The wild wind is ravin', and mammie's heart's sair,
The wild wind is ravin', and ye dinna care.
"Cradle Song" by Carolina Oliphant
An' so de devil can't refuse
To try de w'isky blanc,
An' say, "I’m tryin' many drink,
An' dis is de fines' I don't t'ink,
De firse, ba tonder! mak' me wink--
Hooraw, pour Canadaw!"
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
"Be careful now--it’s beeg contrac',
So mebbe it’s bes' go slow;
For me--de promise I mak' to you
Is good as de bank Rivière du Loup
For you--w'enever de tam is due,
Ba tonder! you got to go."
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Maria Schrader (from left), Milla Ba?kowicz, Herbert Knaup, Oliwier Sta?czak, and Jerzy Walczak star in "In Darkness," which was nominated for an Academy award for best foreign film.
BA in Political Science .
After earning a BA in Music Education at Huston-Tillotson in the early 60s he moved to Elgin to teach band.
Born in Picayune, Mississippi on February 23, 1943, Noel received his BA and MA from Mississippi College, and in 1970 he earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina.
Helen Harrell interviews Garth Pollock about the Ba'hai faith community.
Discussion includes an overview of 50 years of personal history from Pollock 's life in South America, Albania, Africa and now Bloomington Indiana as well as the political history of Ba'hai followers.
BA's social-media response to industrial action offers a model for other brands.
University of Washington 1994 BA The Evergreen State College.
Along with a BA in Management Information Systems from Cedarville University in Ohio, Andy comes to GeoNorth with an extensive background, and a wealth of high-level programming and analytical experience.
He was once ranked as high as the 20th best prospect in baseball, according to BA, and was ranked among the sport's top 30 prospects from 2007-09.
BA in Public Relation s .
BA pupil contracts swine flu.
The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform has released a rap video made by a GSA employee in Hawaii in which he pokes fun at buying "everything you field office can't afford" and says he'll "spend BA 61 all on fun.
Graduated from the University of Iowa with BA in speech, radio and television, 1959.
BA in political science, Millikin University.

In science:

Let bA be the unital *-subalgebra of bA1 generated by all filtered random variables and let bΦ = bΦ1 | bA.
Filtered random variables, bialgebras and convolutions
Since bA is a subalgebra of A we can consider the states that correspond to cA, namely the set of positive normalized + (cid:17) that will be called the convex of reduced states with respect to bA.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
Clearly, Clausure in A of {ba ∈ A / Kba(ω , ω ′ ) = ba(ω )δ(ω − ω ′ ) ∧ ba(ω ) ∈ C[ω ]} ⊂ bA (C[ω ] = set of all polinomial functions in ω with complex coefficients).
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
Then, A = L (S (R+ )) is its natural characteristic algebra, and according to the previous section (example 2.-), the particular semiregular kernels of type ba(ω )δ(ω − ω ′ ) correspond to the elements of bA. B.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
The van Hove algebra Let us consider the quotient A / bA which is a vector space (but not a subalgebra since bA is not an ideal).
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
Then the Hochschild-cochaincomplex of A is defined to be the space C ∗ (A) := C oDer(BA, BA) of coderivations on BA with the differential δ : C ∗ (A) −→ C ∗ (A) given by δ(f ) := [D, f ] = D ◦ f − (−1)|f |f ◦ D.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
This means that for each element a ∈ A there exists a element ba = f (a) in B such that a is both the source and target of ba .
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
In the same way, we can read ba as – the overcossing line b is operated on by the undercrossing line a to produce the output d = ba .
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
Let HA , H bA , and HS denote the Hilbert spaces respectively defined by the orthonormal bases n |ai | a ∈ A o , n |χi | χ ∈ bA o , and n |si | s ∈ S o .
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
We will use the above implementation to construct a quantum subroutine QRandϕ () which produces a probability distribution P robϕ : bA −→ [0, 1] on the character group bA of the group A.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
We will, on occasion, refer to the probability distribution P robϕ : bA −→ [0, 1] on the character group bA as the stochastic source Sϕ (χ) which produces a symbol χ ∈ bA with probability P robϕ (χ). (See .) Thus, QRandϕ (χ) is an algorithmic implementation of the stochastic source Sϕ (χ).
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Let Mϕ be the Markov process associated with the probability distribution P robϕ : bA −→ [0, 1] on the character group bA of the ambient group A.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
For any set A ⊆ L, we shall denote by bA or by Mod(A) the set of all models that satisfy all elements of A: bA = Mod(A) = {x ∈ M | x |= a, ∀a ∈ A}.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Proof : By Contraction f ( bA) ⊆ bA and therefore bA ⊆ f ( bA).
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
For δ < A/2, there is at most one non-vanishing term among {ψδ (|x + iA − Bs |), i ∈ Zd}, whose index i is such that |x + iA − Bs | = dA (xA , BA s ), where dA denotes the Riemanian metric on the torus T(A) of diameter A, xA and BA s being the pro jection of x and Bs on T(A).
Large deviations for Brownian motion in a random scenery