A (disambiguation)

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A is the first letter of the Latin alphabet.

A may also refer to:


  • A battery, a vacuum tube filament battery
  • Vitamin A, also called retinol, an essential human nutrient
  • Haplogroup A (mtDNA), a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup
  • Haplogroup A (Y-DNA), a Y-chromosomal DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroup
  • A+ and A-, human blood types
  • Adenine, nucleic acid
  • Alanine, amino acid
  • Adenosine, nucleoside
  • ATC code A, Alimentary tract and metabolism, a section of the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System
  • Anode, an electrode
  • The center of a hexagonal face of the Brillouin zone of a hexagonal lattice, in physics
  • The letter "A" was formerly the chemical symbol for the element argon, which is now indicated by the symbol Ar.


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  • A!, a common internet abbreviation for Animaniacs
  • CTV Two, a Canadian television system formerly known as A-Channel and A
  • A, the main antagonist and unknown character of the show Pretty Little Liars
  • A (The Walking Dead), an episode from the AMC television series The Walking Dead



  • A and an, the indefinite article in English
  • A, the agent-like argument of canonical transitive verb
  • A (or a), the first letter of the Latin alphabet
  • A (Cyrillic) (A or а), the first letter of the Cyrillic alphabet
  • Alpha (Α or α), the first letter of the Greek alphabet
  • A (kana) (or a), the romanized name of the Hiragana syllable letter あ and of the Katakana syllable letter ア used in Japanese, which may also be used to represent Asia
  • a, the IPA representation of the open front unrounded vowel
  • ɑ, the IPA representation of the open back unrounded vowel
  • a., an abbreviation of ante (Latin for "before") used in etymologies



  • A (yacht), an 118-meter megayacht owned by Andrey Melnichenko
  • SMS A, a Kaiserliche Marine tanker


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