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Informal. public display of affection:
Many people are uncomfortable with kissing in public or any other PDA. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The second PDA of this stanza is wanting an iambus in its middle part.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • I think this second PDA should be restored by the insertion of gane after nikhile.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • In the original two short syllables are wanting in the second PDA of this stanza.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • The other end terminated with a PDA with a small rubberized photovoltaic cell on the front.


    Cory Doctorow
  • Instead of the reading of the printed text, the fourth PDA, I suppose, should be read thus: s panyatm upagat nihittra kumbhe.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • In the original ka put twice in the second PDA of this stanza is hardly right.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
British Dictionary definitions for PDA


personal digital assistant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for PDA


by 1992, initialism for personal digital assistant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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PDA in Science
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for PDA



Public display of affection: It's uncomfortable to be an adult and see PDA at the mall

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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