a.p.

AP

or A.P.

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British Dictionary definitions for a.p.

a.p.

abbreviation for
  1. obsolete (in prescriptions, etc) ante prandium

Word Origin for a.p.

Latin: before a meal

ap

prefix
  1. son of: occurring as part of some surnames of Welsh originap Thomas

Word Origin for ap

from Welsh mab son

AP

abbreviation for
  1. Air Police
  2. Associated Press
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Word Origin and History for a.p.

AP

abbreviation of Associated Press, first recorded 1879; the organization was founded May 1848 as co-operative news gathering effort among New York City newspaper publishers covering the war with Mexico.

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