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Meaning of ama

a•ma

Pronunciation: (ä'mä), [key]
— pl. a•mas, a•ma.
  1. a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.

-ama

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofoccurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as: rollerama; Futurama.

A.M.A.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. American Management Association.
  2. American Medical Association.
  3. American Motorcycle Association.
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