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parent-teacher associationnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpeə.rəntˈtiː.tʃər ə.səʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌper.əntˈtiː.tʃɚ ə.soʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/ (abbreviation PTA, US also parent-teacher organization)
(Definition of parent-teacher association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Parent-Teacher Associationnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeər·əntˈti·tʃər əˌsoʊ·siˌeɪ·ʃən, ˈpær-, əˌsoʊ·ʃi-/ (abbreviation PTA)
an ​organization of ​parents and ​teachers of ​children at a ​school that ​tries to ​help the ​school, esp. by ​arrangingactivities that ​raisemoney for it
(Definition of Parent-Teacher Association from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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