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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.
References in classic literature ?
I am sure that you cannot fail to be delighted with the traces of heredity shown in the p's and in the tails of the g's.
Doubtless, "the abandoned P's," as Anne called them, did carry out their amiable intentions.
C assumed all P's liabilities and took over its trucking business.
482 and the sham-transaction doctrine), P's exam team sought guidance from Counsel as to the circumstances under which it could obtain and use tax information from other Service sources about the unrelated entities, including audits of those entities.