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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Extra Muscular Action

Medical » Physiology

   
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Electronic Management Automation

Computing » General

   
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Energetic Matrix Alignment

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Executive Managers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
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Emerging Moderate And Advanced

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Ex Mba Antwerp

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Euro Managers Alliance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Enterprise Management Associates

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Electronic Music Alliance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Enterprise Management

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Elizabeth Michelle and Andrea

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Eastern Massachusetts Abortion

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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European Medicines Agency's

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Ethnic Minoritiy Achievement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Existing Member Account

Business » Credit Unions

   
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Employers and Manufacturers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
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ElectroMagnetic Analysis

Governmental » NASA

   
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ExtraMarital Affair

Community

   
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Emera Incorporated

Business » Toronto Stock Exchange

   
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Emerging Markets Company Ltd

Business » ASX Symbols

   
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European Medicines Agency

Governmental » US Government

   
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Emergency Medical Associates

Medical » Hospitals

   
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European Medicines Agency

International

   
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Envelope Manufacturers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
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Engine Manufacturers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   

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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