Origin of riaGerman from Spanish ría, estuary from río, river from Vulgar Latin rius, for Classical Latin rivus, brook, stream from Indo-European an unverified form reiwos from base an unverified form er-, to set in motion from source run
ria - Computer Definition
(1) (Rich Internet Application) An application that approaches the speed and elegance of a locally installed application. An RIA typically refers to an app that uses the Web browser to run embedded scripts within Web pages. However, it may also refer to a "rich client application" that interacts with the Internet in some manner but does not run from the browser (see rich client). See Silverlight, Flex and AJAX.
(2) (Regulatory Impact Analysis) See healthcare IT.