OAS

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n OAS an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
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Usage

In literature:

Charles Livingstone had seen Niagara, and gave Mosi-oa-tunya the palm, though now at the end of a drought, and the river at its very lowest.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
GEN`OA (138), a city and chief commercial seaport of Italy, built at the foot of the Apennines as they slope down to the gulf of the name.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Thirty-seven days at sea brought us to the eve of our landing in Hiva-oa in the Marquesas.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Then in the triangle, OBA, OA = tan 88 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Now the formula obtained for Z includes two such transition-bands, one generated in the vicinity of OB and one near OA'.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
It seems Maiva is very disturbed; they are fighting all round, avenging Oa's death, and may soon be expected here.
"Adventures in New Guinea" by James Chalmers
The whole area now generated is therefore twice the area of this sector, or equal to OA.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The type is grouped into five subdivisions represented by the letters Oa, Ob, Oc, Od and Oe.
"Lectures on Stellar Statistics" by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
Oa, I pick up things goin' about.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
It was Praying Donald, the earliest pioneer of the Oa, and the most pious man in many settlements.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
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In poetry:

Twenty miles away thy sound
Travels from the gulf profound
Of thine earth-convulsing bound,
Mosi-oa-tunya!
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Five great cloudy columns rise,
To uphold the rolling skies:
Morning clothes with rainbow dyes
Mosi-oa-tunya!
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Tall ghostly forms of sounding cloud
Clothe her in a rainbow shroud;
No bird of hers carols aloud,
Mosi-oa-tunya!
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
SMOOTH river water holdeth softly furl'd
Thee, hoarded wonder of the wondrous world!
Ere thy tempestuous cataracts are hurl'd,
Mosi-oa-tunya!
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Awful phantoms in the moon
Rise to thy tremendous tune:
When the fiery evening falls,
Hell sulphereous appals,
While thy blazing thunder calls,
Mosi-oa-tunya!
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

'The Barber of Seville' by Opera Camerata at the OAS .
OAS meeting backs Argentina's claim to Falklands.
Grove secretary Marylou Oas was among the many staffers charged with helping unwrap and place the hundreds of boxes of equipment and supplies that had the new school's gym resembling a crowded warehouse.
COAMI Recommends Treating OA as a Chronic Disease.
Jim Oas of Poulsbo is a retired federal employee.
OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza Has Made the Honduran Crisis Worse.
'The Barber of Seville ' by Opera Camerata at the OAS.
In trading on Thursday, shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc (NYSE: OAS) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $29.08, changing hands as low as $28.93 per share.
The Mars Volta By Mario I Oña.
OA MSC Percussion November 07, 2008.
Don't let osteoarthritis (OA) pain get you down.
Norwich, UK— Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of most common disabling joint conditions affecting adults.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is often associated with aging and may also have a genetic component.
Peruvian Cuisine Honored at the OAS.
Defeated, Atrocitus was contained by Sinestro, and brought to Oa.
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In science:

The disorder fields A, V and M belong to gl(N ); the sl(N ) part generates the perturbation operators OA , OV , OM , while the gl(1) part generates Oa , Ov , Om .
2d random Dirac fermions: large N approach
Operators Oa , Ov are not allowed by these symmetry classes.
2d random Dirac fermions: large N approach
The connection of the OA algebra with oriented graphs is done as follows.
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
Each such curve (considered locally, at A) pro jects only “to the left” or “to the right” of A on Oas+1 .
On a stratification defined by real roots of polynomials
The problem immediately became not to explain how GRB optical afterglows (OA) can produce polarization, but why the polarization degree was so small (or possibly zero).
Polarization of Gamma--Ray Burst Optical and Near-Infrared Afterglows
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