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P

p

Pronunciation: (pē), [key]
n.,
pl. P's or Ps, p's or ps.

1. the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by the letter P or p, as in pet, supper, top, etc.
3. something having the shape of a P.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter P or p.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter P or p.

P




1. Educ.(as a rating of student performance) passing.
2. Chess.pawn.
3. Electronics.plate.
4. poor.
5. Gram.predicate.
6. Protestant.

P




Symbol.
1. the 16th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 15th.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 400. Cf. Roman numerals.
3. Genetics.parental.
4. Chem.phosphorus.
5. Physics.
a. power.
b. pressure.
c. proton.
d. See space inversion.
e. poise2.
6. Biochem.proline.

p




1. penny; pence.
2. Music.softly.

P-



Mil.
(in designations of fighter aircraft) pursuit: P-38.

p-



Chem.
para-1 (def. 2).

P.




1. pastor.
2. father.
3. peseta.
4. peso.
5. post.
6. president.
7. pressure.
8. priest.
9. prince.
10. progressive.

p.




1. page.
2. part.
3. participle.
4. past.
5. father.
6. Chess.pawn.
7. penny; pence.
8. per.
9. Gram.person.
10. peseta.
11. peso.
12. Music.softly.
13. pint.
14. pipe.
15. Baseball.pitcher.
16. pole.
17. population.
18. after.
19. president.
20. pressure.
21. purl.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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