-ia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a noun suffix having restricted application in various fields, as in names of diseases (malaria; anemia), place names (Italia; Rumania), names of Roman feasts (Lupercalia), Latin or Latinizing plurals (Amphibia; insignia; Reptilia), and in other loanwords from Latin (militia).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Iowa (approved esp. for use with zip code).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Iowa.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. in absentia.
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  • -ia (Thesaurus)