What does EMA stand for?

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Emergency Management Agency

Governmental » US Government

   
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Education Maintenance Allowance

Community » Law & Legal

   
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Exponential Moving Average

Business » Stock Exchange

   
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European Music Awards

Community » Music

   
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Educational Maintenance Allowance

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Ethnic Minority Achievement

Community

   
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Eligible Metropolitan Area

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Environmental Media Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
eMA

eMarketing Association

Business » International Business

   
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Emergency Medical Assistant

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
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Ethylene Methacrylic Acid

Academic & Science » Chemistry

   
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Enterprise Management Architecture

Computing » General

   
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Environmental Management for Agriculture

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

   
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Emergency Medical Attendant

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
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Estado Mayor del Aire

International » Spanish

   
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European Manipuri Association

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
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Educational Media Association

Business » Companies & Firms

   
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External Model Access

Computing » Networking

   
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Estado Mayor de la Armada

International » Spanish

   
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Easy Magnetization Axis

Academic & Science » Electronics

   
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Encina Monitor Administration

Computing » General

   
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Extended Maintenance Agreement

Business » General

   
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East Midlands, England, UK

Regional » Airport Codes

   
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Emergency Management Action

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Emotionally Motivated Agent

Community » Law & Legal

   

What does EMA mean?

Ema
Ema are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami receive them. They bear various pictures, often of animals or other Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i, meaning "wish", written along the side. In ancient times people would donate horses to the shrines for good favor, over time this was transferred to a wooden plaque with a picture of a horse, and later still to the various wooden plaques sold today for the same purpose. Ema are sold for various wishes. Common reasons for buying a plaque are for success in work or on exams, marital bliss, to have children, and health. Some shrines specialize in certain types of these plaques, and the larger shrines may offer more than one. Sales of ema help support the shrine financially.

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