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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an ending of nouns borrowed from Greek and Latin, or coined in English or other languages on a Latin model, that denote esp. places (Ethiopia; Georgia; Liberia), states or conditions, esp. physical disorders (inertia; insomnia; leukemia; phobia), or plants (fuchsia; zinnia); also occurring in other nouns, often orig. or still plural (bacteria; genitalia; insignia; media) or collective (academia; militia). The ending -ia has limite


    militaria; psychedelia; suburbia

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare -y2 7 2 .

Origin of -ia:

< NL, L, Gk


or Ia.

  1. Iowa.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. in absentia.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iowa, Hawkeye State, IA(noun)

    a state in midwestern United States


  1. Ia

    Ia is a genus of bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It belongs to the subfamily Vespertilioninae and has been placed in the tribe Vespertilionini. In the past, it has also been considered a synonym or subgenus of the genera Pipistrellus or Eptesicus, which used to contain many more species than they do now. Ia comprises a single living species, the great evening bat of eastern and southeastern Asia, and one extinct fossil species, I. lanna, from the Miocene epoch in Thailand. Another living species, I. longimana, was recognized in the past, but it is no longer considered a valid species distinct from the great evening bat. At two letters, Ia is the shortest possible name of any animal genus under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Anagrams of ia

  1. ai, Ai, AI, A.I.

Translations for ia

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(used as the subject of a verb or object of a verb or preposition) the thing spoken of, used especially of lifeless things and of situations, but also of animals and babies

If you find my pencil, please give it to me; The dog is in the garden, isn't it?; I picked up the baby because it was crying; He decided to run a mile every morning but he couldn't keep it up.

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