What does EMA stand for?

What does EMA mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: EMA.

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Electro-Mechanical Actuator

Miscellaneous » Aircraft & Aviation

   
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East Midlands, England, UK

Regional » Airport Codes

   
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Emerging Markets Company Ltd

Business » ASX Symbols

   
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Ethylene Methacrylic Acid

Academic & Science » Chemistry

   
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Ethnic Minority Achievement

Community

   
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ExtraMarital Affair

Community

   
EMA

Existing Member Account

Business » Credit Unions

   
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Easy Magnetization Axis

Academic & Science » Electronics

   
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European Medicines Agency's

Regional » European

   
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Erika M Anderson

Community » Famous

   
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Environmental Management for Agriculture

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

   
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Educational Media Association

Business » Companies & Firms

   
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Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.

Business » Companies & Firms

   
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Extended Maintenance Agreement

Business » General

   
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Encina Monitor Administration

Computing » General

   
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Electronic Management Automation

Computing » General

   
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Enterprise Management Architecture

Computing » General

   
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Epithelial Membrane Antibody

Medical » Human Genome

   
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Emergency Medical Associates

Medical » Hospitals

   
eMA

eMarketing Association

Business » International Business

   
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European Medicines Agency

International

   
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Education Maintenance Allowance

Community » Law & Legal

   
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Emotionally Motivated Agent

Community » Law & Legal

   
EMA

Emergent Medical Associates

Medical

   
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Earliest Missile Away

Governmental » Military

   

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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