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pro



Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
adv., n., pl. pros.


adv.
in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.

n.
1. a proponent of an issue; a person who upholds the affirmative in a debate.
2. an argument, consideration, vote, etc., for something. Cf. con 1.

pro



Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
adj., n., pl. pros.
Informal.

adj.
professional.

n.
1. professional.
2. the pros,the professional athletic leagues, as of football, baseball, or basketball: He's sure to be signed by the pros.

pro



Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
n.,
pl. pros.
Slang.
prophylactic (def. 5).

pro



Pronunciation: (prō; Eng. prō), [key]
prep. Latin.
for.

PRO




public relations officer. Also,P.R.O.

Pro



Biochem.
proline.

pro-




1. a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro-British; pro-Communist; proslavery), having anti- as its opposite.
2. a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul.

pro-




a prefix identical in meaning with pro- 1, occurring in words borrowed from Greek (prodrome) or formed of Greek (and occasionally Latin) elements.

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

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