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 (ə-lăs′kə) Abbr. AK or Alas.
A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago and separated from the other mainland states by Canada. Purchased from Russia in 1867, Alaska received an influx of settlers during the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s and was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. It includes a vast area of Arctic wilderness and is home to a large population of Alaska Natives. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city.

A·las′kan adj. & n.


abbreviation for
(Placename) Alaska
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Featuring what it calls the most powerful people on the internet, the mag has the kings and queens of self-publicity either in their own pictures or being captured as they video-chat with photographer Mert Alas.
As per the deal, the name of the carrier will be changed to Alas Aviation Corp and application will be made to change its common stock ticker symbol from VERL to ALAS.
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The fast rate of expansion is due to the fact that this is a laboratory that launches the most innovative products, and that many of them are recent, with much room to grow," say Alas.
Increased interest in culture was the most frequent category on the revised (short answer) parent questionnaire; 16 of 23 parents (70%) wrote that their children became interested in exploring their own or different cultures as a result of ALAS.