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  1. Provençal.

Pr

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. praseodymium.

PR

  1. payroll.
  2. percentile rank.
  3. public relations.
  4. Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. Puerto Rican.
  5. Puerto Rico (approved especially for use with zip code).

pr.

  1. pair; pairs.
  2. paper.
  3. power.
  4. preference.
  5. (of stock) preferred.
  6. present.
  7. price.
  8. priest.
  9. Computers. printer.
  10. printing.
  11. pronoun.

Pr.

  1. (of stock) preferred.
  2. Priest.
  3. Prince.
  4. Provençal.

P.R.1

  1. Roman people.

Origin of P.R.1

From the Latin word populus Rōmānus

P.R.2

  1. parliamentary report.
  2. press release.
  3. prize ring.
  4. proportional representation.
  5. public relations.Also p.r.
  6. Puerto Rico.
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British Dictionary definitions for pr

pr1

abbreviation for
  1. plural prs pair
  2. paper
  3. (in prescriptions) per rectum
  4. power

Word Origin

(sense 3) Latin: through the rectum; to be inserted into the anus

pr2

the internet domain name for
  1. Puerto Rico

Pr

the chemical symbol for
  1. praseodymium

PR

abbreviation for
  1. proportional representation
  2. public relations
  3. Puerto Rico

Pr.

abbreviation for
  1. Priest
  2. Prince
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Word Origin and History for pr

PR

n.

also p.r.; 1942, abbreviation of public relations (see public).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pr in Medicine

Pr

  1. The symbol for the elementpraseodymium

pr in Science

Pr

  1. The symbol for praseodymium.

praseodymium

[prā′zē-ō-dĭmē-əm]
Pr
  1. A soft, malleable, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series that develops a green tarnish in air. It is used to add a yellow tint to glass and ceramics and to make the glass used in welding goggles. Atomic number 59; atomic weight 140.908; melting point 935°C; boiling point 3,127°C; specific gravity 6.8; valence 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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