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P 1

The symbol for phosphorus.

P 2

abbr.
1. Genetics parental generation
2. Physics
a. parity
b. parity conjugation
3. pass
4. pawn (chess)
5. Bible Peter
6. Physics pressure

p 1

or P  (pē)
n. pl. p's or P's also ps or Ps
1. The 16th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter p.
3. The 16th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter P.
5. P A hypothesized textual source of certain portions of the Pentateuch that have a formulaic style, contain genealogical lists and descriptions of rituals, and use the name "Elohim" to refer to God.

p 2

Physics
The symbol for momentum.

p 3

abbr.
1. piano (musical direction)
2. proton

p

(piː) or

P

n, pl p's, P's or Ps
1. (Linguistics) the 16th letter and 12th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless bilabial stop, as in pig
3. mind one's p's and q's to be careful to behave correctly and use polite or suitable language

p

symbol for
1. (Currencies) (in Britain) penny or pence
2. (Classical Music) music piano: an instruction to play quietly
3. (General Physics) pico-
4. (General Physics) physics
a. momentum
b. proton
c. pressure

P

symbol for
1. (Elements & Compounds) chem phosphorus
2. (General Physics) physics
a. pressure
b. power
c. parity
d. poise
3. (on road signs) parking
4. (Chess & Draughts) chess pawn
5. (Currencies) currency
a. (the former) peseta
b. peso
c. pataca
d. pula
abbreviation for
6. (Automotive Engineering) Portugal (international car registration)
7. (Pharmacology) pharmacy only: used to label medicines that can be obtained without a prescription, but only at a shop at which there is a pharmacist

P, p

(pi)

n., pl. Ps P's, ps p's.
1. the 16th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a P.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter P or p.

P

1. Genetics. parental.
2. (as a rating of student performance) passing.
3. Electronics. plate.
4. Protestant.

P


Symbol.
1. the 16th in order or in a series.
2. phosphorus.
3. Physics.
a. power.
b. pressure.
c. proton.
4. proline.

p

1. penny; pence.
2. Music. softly.
[< Italian piano]

p-


Chem.

P.

1. pastor.
2. father.
[<Latin Pater]
3. peseta.
4. peso.
5. post.
6. president.
7. priest.
8. prince.
9. progressive.

p.

1. page.
2. part.
3. participle.
4. past.
5. father.
[< Latin pater]
6. penny; pence.
7. per.
8. Gram. person.
9. peseta.
10. peso.
11. pint.
12. pipe.
13. Baseball. pitcher.
14. pole.
15. population.
16. after.
[< Latin post]

P

The symbol for phosphorus.

P

Colloquial term for the Poise used on Cotton scales. For an illustration, see Poise entry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.P - a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cellsP - a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
apatite - a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus
2.p - the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Translations

P

1 p1 [piː] N (= letter) → P, p f
P for PeterP de Pedro
to mind or watch one's Ps and Qscuidarse or tener mucho cuidado de no meter la pata

p

2 ABBR
1. =penny, pence
2. =pagep., pág.

P

p [ˈpiː] n (= letter) → P, p m
P for Peter → P comme Pierre
to mind one's Ps and Qs → se surveiller

p

[ˈpiː] abbr
(=page) → p
(British) = penny, penceP45 n (British) attestation de fin de contrat de travail

P

, p
nP nt, → p nt; to mind one’s P’s and Q’s (inf)sich anständig benehmen

p

abbr of pageS.
abbr of penny, pence

P

p [piː] n (letter) → P, p f or m inv
P for Peter → P come Padova
mind your p's and q's! → bada a come parli!

p

1. (written abbreviation) – plural pp – page(s). Summarize pp 30–32.
2. (piː) (abbreviation) pence, penny. The price is 85p.