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pa

[ pah, paw ]
/ pɑ, pɔ /
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noun Informal.

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Origin of pa

Short for papa

Definition for pa (2 of 8)

Pa1

abbreviation Physics.

pascal; pascals.

Definition for pa (3 of 8)

Pa2

Symbol, Chemistry.

protactinium.

Definition for pa (4 of 8)

PA

abbreviation

Parents' Association.
paying agent.
Pennsylvania (approved especially for use with zip code).
physician's assistant.
press agent.
public-address system.

Definition for pa (5 of 8)

p.a.

abbreviation

participial adjective.
per annum.
press agent.

Definition for pa (6 of 8)

p.-a.

abbreviation

public-address system.

Definition for pa (7 of 8)

Pa.

abbreviation

Pennsylvania.

Definition for pa (8 of 8)

P.A.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for pa (1 of 7)

pa1
/ (pɑː) /

noun

an informal word for father

British Dictionary definitions for pa (2 of 7)

pa2

pah

/ (pɑː) /

noun NZ

a Māori village or settlement
history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin for pa

Māori

British Dictionary definitions for pa (3 of 7)

pa3

the internet domain name for

Panama

British Dictionary definitions for pa (4 of 7)

Pa

the chemical symbol for

protactinium

symbol for

pascal

British Dictionary definitions for pa (5 of 7)

PA

abbreviation for

British Dictionary definitions for pa (6 of 7)

p.a.

abbreviation for

per annum

Word Origin for p.a.

Latin: yearly

British Dictionary definitions for pa (7 of 7)

Pa.

abbreviation for

Pennsylvania
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Medical definitions for pa (1 of 2)

Pa

The symbol for the elementprotactinium

Medical definitions for pa (2 of 2)

PA

abbr.

physician's assistant
posteroanterior
pulmonary artery
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Scientific definitions for pa

Pa

Abbreviation of pascal
The symbol for protactinium.
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