Definitions for "MSA"
Metropolitan Statistical Area. Defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a county with at least 50,000 inhabitants.
Metropolitan statistical area. A county or group of contiguous counties (towns and cities in New England) that has (1) at least one city with 50,000 or more inhabitants; or (2) an urbanized area of 50,000 inhabitants and a total population of 100,000 or more inhabitants (75,000 in New England). These areas are defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The contiguous counties or other jurisdictions to be included in an MSA are those that, according to certain criteria, are essentially metropolitan in character and are socially and economically integrated with the central city or urbanized area.
The FCC divided the United States into MSA markets and Rural Service Area (RSA) markets. There are 306 MSAs in the United States, all of which now have cellular service.
Medical Savings Account. A type of private Medicare plan that may be offered as an option for people with Medicare. With an MSA, you buy a high-deductible insurance policy and open a savings account where Medicare will deposit money to help you pay for medical bills. This plan is not yet available anywhere in the country.
Medical Savings Account. A trust or custodial account created or organized exclusively for the purpose of paying the qualified medical expenses of a high deductible health plan of the account holder. Eligible individuals or small employers can establish MSAs with qualified trustees or custodians. Contributions to MSAs are deductible, within limits, as an adjustment to income.
Medical savings account. A savings account funded by employees through pre-tax contributions; can be used to pay for copayments, deductibles or medical expenses not covered by a health insurance benefit plan.
Maryland School Assessments : State assessments that use both multiple-choice and short-answer questions, these tests were first administered in spring 2003 and included reading and math tests for grades 3, 5 and 8 and reading and geometry tests for high school. In 2004, 4th, 6th and 7th graders will also take the tests. The state plans to add science tests for third, fifth and eighth graders in 2005.
See Mid-Stage Assessment
Maryland State Assessment
Master of Science in Administration
Master Settlement Agreement. A 1998 agreement between the States' Attorneys General and the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies agreed to several changes in advertising and promotion in exchange for protection from further lawsuits. Companies also agreed to pay billions of dollars over 25 years to reimburse states for the cost of treating smoking-related illnesses.
Master Service Agreement
Mine Safety Appliances Company
Maritime Safety Administration
Marine Safety Advisory
Keywords:  sawi, otherworld, funggom, wumsa, mse
An otherworld containing all desirable things. Elsewhere Sawi (Kom), Mse (Funggom), Wumsa' (Nso')
Multiple System atrophy. neurodegenerative disorder characterised by parkinsonism, autonomic failure and/or cerebellar degeneration. It is incurable and usually fatal within 5-10 years of onset
Keywords:  methanesulphonic, acid
methanesulphonic acid
The Merchant Shipping Act 1995. The MSA chapter 21 deals with wreck and salvage and is administered by the Receiver of Wreck.
Keywords:  minnesota, supplemental, aid
Minnesota Supplemental Aid
Keywords:  mammary, antigen, specific
Mammary specific antigen
Company that developed the University's General Ledger System. Now named GPAC
Millions of standard axles. A measure of the ammount of vehicles using a road in a given period.
Metal shell, aluminum, * defines shell size
Metal Shell Aluminum Connector (Series)
Keywords:  ata, scsi, hp, serial, san
HP's family of entry-level storage arrays that include Serial ATA and SCSI disk enclosures as well as shared storage and SAN arrays.
A body investigating all aspects of Alberta's electric markets to ensure a fair and competitive marketplace.
Keywords:  magic, shadow, archive
Magic Shadow Archive
Keywords:  michigan, assembly, student
Michigan Student Assembly
Meat Standards Australia – a meat grading system designed in Australia. Used to describe the guaranteed eating quality of Australian beef.
Keywords:  altitude, safe, minimum
Minimum safe altitude
Multi-Source Agreement
Multi-Service Access
merchant service agreement - to do real time e-commerce online you will need a an MSA with a bank or credit card company
Microsoft Systems Architecture
Keywords:  successive, averages, method
Method of Successive Averages