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Origin of p

1
From the Italian word piano

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Other definitions for p (2 of 13)

p2

abbreviation
penny; pence.

Other definitions for p (3 of 13)

P1

or p

[ pee ]
/ pi /

noun, plural P's or Ps, p's or ps.
the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter P or p, as in pet, supper, top, etc.
something having the shape of a P.
a written or printed representation of the letter P or p.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter P or p.

Other definitions for p (4 of 13)

P2

abbreviation
Education. (as a rating of student performance) passing.
Chess. pawn.
Electronics. plate.
poor.
Grammar. predicate.
Protestant.

Other definitions for p (5 of 13)

P3

Symbol.
the 16th in order or in a series.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 400.Compare Roman numerals.
Genetics. parental (def. 4).
Chemistry. phosphorus (def. 1).
Biochemistry. proline.

Other definitions for p (6 of 13)

p-

abbreviation
Chemistry. para-1 (def. 2).

Other definitions for p (7 of 13)

P-

abbreviation
Military. (in designations of fighter aircraft) pursuit: P-38.

Other definitions for p (8 of 13)

p.1

abbreviation
father.

Origin of p.

1
From the Latin word pater

Other definitions for p (9 of 13)

p.2

abbreviation

Origin of p.

2
From the Italian word piano

Other definitions for p (10 of 13)

p.3

abbreviation
after.

Origin of p.

3
From the Latin word post

Other definitions for p (11 of 13)

p.4

abbreviation

Other definitions for p (12 of 13)

P.1

abbreviation
father.

Origin of P.

1
From the Latin word Pater

Other definitions for p (13 of 13)

P.2

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for p (1 of 5)

p

P

/ (piː) /

noun plural p's, P's or Ps
the 16th letter and 12th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless bilabial stop, as in pig
mind one's p's and q's to be careful to behave correctly and use polite or suitable language

British Dictionary definitions for p (2 of 5)

p

symbol for
(in Britain) penny or pence
music piano: an instruction to play quietly
pico-
physics
  1. momentum
  2. proton
  3. pressure

British Dictionary definitions for p (3 of 5)

P

symbol for
abbreviation for
Portugal (international car registration)
pharmacy only: used to label medicines that can be obtained without a prescription, but only at a shop at which there is a pharmacist

British Dictionary definitions for p (4 of 5)

p-

prefix

British Dictionary definitions for p (5 of 5)

p.

abbreviation for

Word Origin for p.

(sense 6) Latin: after (sense 7) Latin: in favour of; for
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Medical definitions for p (1 of 2)

P

The symbol for the elementphosphorus

Medical definitions for p (2 of 2)

p-

abbr.
para-
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Scientific definitions for p

P

The symbol for parity.
The symbol for phosphorus.
The symbol for power.
The symbol for pressure.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with p

p

see mind one's p's and q's.

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