- personal digital assistant.
- Informal. public display of affection: Many people are uncomfortable with kissing in public or any other PDA.
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Examples from the Web for pda
What well-known president of the United States was seen out and about—PDA alert!Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014
P. J. O’Rourke
January 1, 2014
Taurus engages in some PDA, Gemini acts as an anchor, and Leo embarks on a fantastic voyage.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
October 15, 2011
The two packed on the PDA (the PG version) throughout the night, hugging and kissing briefly while seated next to each other.Teen Choice’s Best Moments
August 8, 2011
Aside from the PDA that spills over from the gay bars in my neighborhood, I've never seen a man more in love with another man.David Gergen, I'm Cheating On You
November 3, 2008
The second pda of this stanza is wanting an iambus in its middle part.
I think this second pda should be restored by the insertion of gane after nikhile.
In the original two short syllables are wanting in the second pda of this stanza.
The other end terminated with a PDA with a small rubberized photovoltaic cell on the front.Makers
Instead of the reading of the printed text, the fourth pda, I suppose, should be read thus: s panyatm upagat nihittra kumbhe.
- personal digital assistant
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Word Origin and History for pda
by 1992, initialism for personal digital assistant.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Short for personal digital assistant. A lightweight, handheld computer, typically employing a touch-sensitive screen rather than a keyboard, generally used for storing information such as addresses or schedules. Many PDAs include handwriting recognition software, some support voice recognition, and some have an internal cell phone and modem to link with other computers or networks.
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