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"ad" in British English

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adnoun [C]

uk   /æd/  us   /æd/

ADadverb

uk   /ˌeɪˈdiː/  us   /ˌeɪˈdiː/
  • AD adverb (CALENDAR)

abbreviation for Anno Domini: used in the Christian calendar when referring to a year after Jesus Christ was born: in 1215 AD/AD 1215 during the seventh century AD
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ADnoun [U]

  • AD noun [U] (BRAIN DISEASE)

specialized medical abbreviation for Alzheimer's Disease
(Definition of ad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ad" in American English

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adnoun [C]

 us   /æd/
short form ofadvertisement

A.D.

abbreviation for anno Domini (= in the year of God), used to show that a year is after the year in which Jesus Christ was thought to have been born: the 12th century A.D. The Roman empire ended in A.D. 476. Note: A.D. usually appears before the year and after a century.
(Definition of ad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ad" in Business English

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adnoun [C]

uk   us   /æd/ MARKETING
an advertisement: an ad for sth He appeared in an ad for fizzy drinks.take out/place an ad They took out a full-page ad in the newspaper. The company has been running ads on Spanish-language TV network Telemundo. newspaper/television/internet ads

adadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   /æd/
(Definition of ad from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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