the ash, an early English ligature representing a vowel sound like that of a in modern bad. The long ae continued in use until about 1250, but was finally replaced by e. The short æ was given up by 1150, being replaced usually by a but sometimes by e.
a digraph or ligature appearing in Latin and Latinized Greek words. In English words of Latin or Greek origin, ae is now usually represented by e, except generally in proper names (Caesar), in words belonging to Roman or Greek antiquities (aegis), and in modern words of scientific or technical use (aecium). Also,æ.
for words with initial ae-, see also e-.
at the age of; aged.
1. Agricultural Engineer.
2. Associate in Education.
3. Associate in Engineering.