• WordNet 3.6
    • n aba a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
    • n aba a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aba A coarse woolen stuff, woven of goats' or camels' or other hair or wool in Syria, Arabia, and neighboring countries. It is generally striped, sometimes in plain bars of black and white or blue and white, sometimes in more elaborate patterns.
    • n aba An outer garment made of the above, very simple in form, worn by the Arabs of the desert. The illustration shows such an aba, made of two breadths of stuff sewed together to make an oblong about four by nine feet. This is then folded at the lines a b, a b, the top edges are sewed together at a c, a c, and armholes are cut at a f, a f. A little simple embroidery in colored wool on the two sides of the breast completes the garment. d e is the seam between the two breadths of stuff, and this is covered by a piece of colored material.
    • n aba A garment of similar shape worn in the towns, made of finer material.
    • n aba Also spelled abba.
    • n aba An altazimuth instrument, designed by Antoine d'Abbadie, for determining latitude on land without the use of an artificial horizon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aba ab′a a Syrian woollen stuff, of goat's or camel's hair, usually striped; an outer garment made of this.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Fierce Abas first he slew; Abas, the stay Of Trojan hopes, and hindrance of the day.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
Acrisius, son of Abas, king of Argos, grandson of Lynceus, the great-grandson of Danaus.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
In the evening we reached the small Persian town of Bandr-Abas, off which we anchored.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
AK`ABA, a gulf forming the NE.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Example: aba nudu gasumeipa = let us two seize him.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Danum di Abas inum-bas ket inum-bas inum-bas ta i-num-bas da-num di A-bas.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Looking down from a housetop the red fezzes and the gay-colored abas made the crowd look like a vast field of poppies.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
Half angle oscillation, D, taken from angle ABa is equal to angle ABb.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
He succeeded in cutting off eight of them, but Thal'aba contrived to escape.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
With him goes grim Abas, all his train in shining armour, and a gilded Apollo glittering astern.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The Abassides of Kufa, Bagdad, and Cairo, fifty-four in all, descended from Abas, the great-uncle of the Prophet.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
The Semitic aba, etc., is perhaps related.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
Into the Slim Valley, some years ago, there came a Korinchi trader named Haji Ali, and his two sons, Abdulrahman and Abas.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
I am of the Aba Qulusi, of the people of Zulu.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
He is of the Aba-gaza.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
ABA'RIM, a mountain range of Eastern Palestine, including Nebo, on which Moses died.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
BAR'ABA, the name of a great steppe in the West Siberian governments of Tomsk, Akmolinsk, and Tobolsk.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
I must now go back to Itchen Abas, where, in the farm-yard of a farmer, Courtenay, I saw another wheat-rick.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Brain With i tip Aba-e winikan.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
His chief patron was King NuaEuro~mAin b. Mundhir AbAº QAibAºs of a¸¤A-ra.
"A Literary History of the Arabs" by Reynold Nicholson

In news:

ABA Rates Obama's Women and Minority Judicial Nominees "Unqualified".
Ex- ABA team seeks more from old TV-rights deal with Pacers.
Women Lawyers Demand Apology for Sexist Coverage by the ABA Journal.
ABA President Defends Policymaking Process.
New film could lead to new demand for ABA items.
The ABA speaks, refutes Nader.
The ABA 's 'Diversity' Diktat.
NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced that its TriCasterPRO will be used to stream multi-camera, live video of the American Bicycle Association's ( ABA ) National BMX race series.
7-foot-9 Chinese player joins ABA team.
One-On-One With The Aba 's Susan Neely.
Nominee Rated 'Unqualified' By ABA Panel.
ABA Rating Doesn't Shift Positions on Alito.
Reborn ABA comes to S.F.
ABA 's 'Heat' will beat Nets to Brooklyn.
ABA shouldn't blame minimum sentencing.

In science:

Add generators c and z and relations c = aba and z = aℓ to the above presentation for W .
Matching theorems for systems of a finitely generated Coxeter group
For instance, if w = abaababa, we have |w|a = 5, |w|aba = 3.
Existence of finite test-sets for k-power-freeness of uniform morphisms
From the above explicit expression for γab one then deduces that (γab )AB θB = ψabA and ω ab (γab )AB θB = ω abψabA .
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Consider the braid group B3 = h a, b | aba = bab i and the nearest neighbor random walk defined by a probability ν with support S = {a, a−1 , b, b−1 }.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
Inverse homomorphism: Let L ⊆ {a, b}∗ be a language de fined by the following deterministic finite automaton A (see Fig. 4), and let h : {a, b}∗ → {a, b}∗ be a homomorphism de fined as h(a) = aba and h(b) = bab.
Answers to Questions Formulated in the Paper "On States Observability in Deterministic Finite Automata"
Thus, we interpret the abas, pJ ′ /J ∼ t′ initio results as a renormalized value of our effective J ’s after including Vij .
"Nonmagnetic" Dimer Mott insulator induced by the coupling of spin with quantum electric dipoles
ABA and ABC stacking orders by means of density functional theory (DFT) calculations12 .
Reversible modifications of linear dispersion - graphene between boron nitride monolayers
The same orientation of both h-BN layers gives ABA Bernal stacking configuration typical for graphite.
Reversible modifications of linear dispersion - graphene between boron nitride monolayers
This function provided the first example of a result interpolating between weak and strong coupling which can be calculated from the all-order asymptotic Bethe ansatz (ABA) [9, 10] (see [11, 12] for a review of the all-order ABA).
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter II.2: Quantum Strings in AdS5xS5
These results match those found from the ABA .
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter II.2: Quantum Strings in AdS5xS5
While the energies of spinning folded strings have provided stringent checks of ABA the relationship is slightly complicated.
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter II.2: Quantum Strings in AdS5xS5
It is a separate class of solutions, rigid circular spinning strings (see for a review and further references), whose energies are most transparently related to the strong coupling expression for the S-matrix entering the ABA.
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter II.2: Quantum Strings in AdS5xS5
In the following, we consider only quantum back-action noise aBA arising optical shot noise.
A microchip optomechanical accelerometer
Here, we include aBA , which can be seen to only contribute negligibly to the NEA of the device.
A microchip optomechanical accelerometer
Figure 2(b) shows another SL3 grammar that generates the language given by the string extension grammar G = {⋊aa, ⋊ab, aab, aaa, aba, ba⋉}.
Symbolic Planning and Control Using Game Theory and Grammatical Inference