Meaning of “A, a” in the English Dictionary

"A, a" in British English

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A, anoun

uk // us // plural As, A's or a's

A, a noun (MARK)

[ C or U ] a mark in an exam or for a piece of work that shows that your work is considered excellent:

Sophie got an A for English.
She got straight As (= all her marks were As) in her final exams.
Jim is a straight-A student (= all his marks are A).

(Definition of “A, a” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)