a-, an-
Not, without, -less; equivalent to L. in- and E. un-. [G. not, un-, usually an- before a vowel]

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  • A — The letter A is the first letter in the Latin alphabet. Its name in English is a [ a , Merriam Webster s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, (1993)] (pronEng|eɪ), plural A s, A s, a s, or a s . [ Merriam… …   Wikipedia

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