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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
a-1 on; at; into; to.
A.A. abbreviation of "Associate in Arts," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in the liberal arts.
aardvark a nocturnal mammal of southern Africa that has a long snout, long ears, and powerful claws for digging, and that feeds on ants using its extensile tongue.
aardwolf a striped, nocturnal African mammal of the hyena family that feeds primarily on insects.
ablaze on fire; burning. [1/2 definitions]
aboard on or into a ship, plane, train, or the like; on board. [2 definitions]
ABO system a classification system for the inherited antigens found on the surface of human red blood cells, which determine compatibility for blood transfusions.
about on each side of; around. [2/11 definitions]
abrasion a spot or patch that has been scraped, as on the skin. [1/2 definitions]
absentee ballot a ballot to be marked and delivered to an election official before election day because the voter will be unable to be at the polls on that day.
absolute pitch the exact pitch of a single musical tone as determined by its rate of vibrations as measured on a standard scale. [1/2 definitions]
absolute temperature temperature measured on a scale in which zero equals the lowest temperature that can be obtained physically.
abstention in parliamentary procedure, a declaration that one intends not to vote on a motion. [1/2 definitions]
abut to adjoin or press against; be next to; border on. [2 definitions]
Acadia a former French colony on the northeastern coast of Canada.
Acapulco a port city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico, known for its resorts and water sports.
accentual having a rhythm based on the number of stresses rather than the number of syllables or length of sounds, as certain poetry. [1/2 definitions]
accommodation a seat on a public conveyance. [1/6 definitions]
accompanist one who provides a musical accompaniment, esp. on a piano.
acculturation in sociology, the process of taking on the ways and values of a society or group.