P

1.
n. (also p) (pl. Ps or P's) the sixteenth letter of the alphabet.
2.
abbr. (also P.)
1 (on road signs) parking.
2 Chess pawn.
3 Physics poise (unit).
4 proprietary.
3.
symb. Chem. the element phosphorus.

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[pē] I
(also p) n. (pl. Ps or P's [pēz]) the sixteenth letter of the alphabet
denoting the next after O (or N if O is omitted) in a set of items, categories, etc
II 1.
abbr.
pastor
father
Origin:
Latin pater
(in tables of sports results) games played
(on an automatic gearshift) park
(on road signs and street plans) parking
peseta
peso
[in combination] (in units of measurement) peta- (1015)

27 PBq of radioactive material

post
president
pressure
priest
prince
proprietary
progressive
2.
symbol
the chemical element phosphorus

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: the 16th letter of the English alphabet
[count]

a word that starts with a p

[noncount]

a word that starts with p

: to be careful about behaving in a polite or proper way

We knew to mind our p's and q's around our aunt.

———————— II
abbr
1 or p. page

p. 46

◇ The abbreviation for “pages” is pp.

pp. 46–48

2 per

mph [=miles per hour]

That costs 40p.

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P [P] (also p) [piː] [piː] noun countable, uncountable (pl. Ps, P's, p's [piːz] ; [piːz] )
the 16th letter of the English alphabet

‘Pizza’ begins with (a) P/‘P’.

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P
the sixteenth letter of the alphabet in English and other modern languages, was the fifteenth in the ancient Roman alphabet, corresponding in position and value to the Greek Pi, Π, Π, earlier egpi1, egpi2, originally written from right to left egpi3, and identical with the Phenician and general Semitic Pe, forms of which were

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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