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 (rŭ′bē) also Ra·bi·a (rə-bē′ə)
Either the third or the fourth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic rabī', spring, fourth; see rbʕ in Semitic roots.]


The agricultural season in South Asia in which rain is scarce and only irrigated crops are grown, with crops sown in October and November and harvested from March to May.

[Hindi rabī and Urdu rabī', from Arabic rabī', fourth part, spring; see rbʕ in Semitic roots.]
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(Agriculture) (in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the end of winter. Compare kharif
[Urdu: spring crop, from Arabic rabī' spring]


(Biography) Isidor Isaac. 1898–1988, US physicist, born in Austria, who devised the atomic and molecular beam resonance method of observing atomic spectra. Nobel prize for physics 1944
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(ˈrɑ bi)

Isidor Isaac, 1898–1988, U.S. physicist.


(ˈrʌb i)
1. Rabi I, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
2. Rabi II, the fourth month of the Islamic calendar.
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Christine Downes is a committee member of Shropshire RABI.
Stoker has been part of the Northumberland committee for 13 years and when he was also chairman of RABI he was instrumental in organising events, including many at his own farm and a ball at Alnwick Castle to raise vital funds for the charity.
At RABI's conference in Oxfordshire last week, individual Welsh awards went to Anglesey farm consultant Heidi Williams and RABI Ceredigion vice chair Gwilym Jenkins.
The court has served a reduced indictment against the fifth settler and accused him of "unintentionally causing murder" of Rabi, but not directly involved in her killing, despite evidence proving that he was only few meters away from the vehicle she was in when he pelted the car with a stone hitting her head and causing her to die.
They said that manager Fazal Rabi and three miners died of suffocation while another coal miner, whose name could not be ascertained, was taken out of the mine in unconscious condition.
The Welsh Government has handed RABI a total of PS240,000 to share out among farmers who are still battling the knock-on effects of the prolonged heatwave.
Malhotra said weather condition has been conducive this winter for wheat, a major rabi crop.
Earlier, an Irsa member from Sindh had told a parliamentary panel that the country's Rabi crops would face a 50% water shortage.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Rabi told the court that they got married under Islamic Law on April 29, 2017, and that they were living in Kubwa, Abuja until he relocated to Nasarawa State.
This article analyses a Malay textual representation of the best-known female mystic in the Islamic world, the ninth-century Ba?ran Sufi Rabi?a al-?Adawiyya (d.
FARMERS fear a severe shortage of fertiliser particularly of urea during the rabi season that begins from October.
Abdul Rabi, 34, was owed money by a man so went to the Middlesbrough home of his debtor's innocent brother, the court was told.