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aversion great dislike or disgust; repugnance (usu. fol. by "to"). [2 definitions]
avert to turn aside or away. [2 definitions]
Avesta the sacred writings of Zoroastrianism.
avg. abbreviation of "average," the arithmetic mean gained by adding two or more quantities and then dividing by the total number of quantities.
avian of or concerning birds.
aviary a large structure designed to house birds; birdhouse.
aviation the act, practice, or technology of human flight, esp. in airplanes.
aviator someone who flies an aircraft; pilot.
aviatrix a woman who flies an aircraft; pilot.
avid characterized by great enthusiasm or zeal. [2 definitions]
avionics (used with a sing. verb) the study or science of the application of electricity to flying; aviation electronics.
avirulent not infectious or virulent, or no longer so.
avitaminosis a disease caused by vitamin deficiency.
avo the smaller monetary unit of Macao. (Cf. pataca.)
avocado a pear-shaped edible tropical American fruit with a green or black skin, usu. eaten raw in salads or the like. [2 definitions]
avocation a secondary occupation, usu. one pursued for recreation; hobby.
avocet any of several shore birds with long legs, webbed feet, and a long, narrow, upturned beak.
avoid to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort. [2 definitions]
avoidable able to be avoided; able to be prevented or dodged.
avoidance the act of avoiding.
avoirdupois see "avoirdupois weight." [2 definitions]