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English definition of “parent-teacher association”

parent-teacher association

noun [C]     /ˌpeə.rəntˈtiː.tʃə.rə.səʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌper.əntˈtiː.tʃɚ.ə.soʊ-/ (abbreviation PTA, US also parent-teacher organization)
an organization run by teachers and the parents of children at a school that tries to help the school, especially by organizing activities that raise money for itSchools in generalNamed organizations and societies and their members
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