pa

[ pah, paw ]
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nounInformal.

Origin of pa

1
Short for papa

Other definitions for Pa (2 of 8)

Pa1

abbreviationPhysics.
  1. pascal; pascals.

Other definitions for Pa (3 of 8)

Pa2

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. protactinium.

Other definitions for PA (4 of 8)

PA

abbreviation
  1. Parents' Association.

  1. paying agent.

  2. Pennsylvania (approved especially for use with zip code).

  3. physician's assistant.

  4. press agent.

  5. public-address system.

Other definitions for p.a. (5 of 8)

p.a.

abbreviation
  1. participial adjective.

  2. per annum.

  1. press agent.

Other definitions for p.-a. (6 of 8)

p.-a.

abbreviation
  1. public-address system.

Other definitions for Pa. (7 of 8)

Pa.

abbreviation
  1. Pennsylvania.

Other definitions for P.A. (8 of 8)

P.A.

abbreviation
  1. Parents' Association.

  2. Insurance. particular average.

  1. passenger agent.

  2. post adjutant.

  3. power of attorney.

  4. press agent.

  5. public-address system.

  6. publicity agent.

  7. purchasing agent.

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British Dictionary definitions for pa (1 of 7)

pa1

/ (pɑː) /


noun
  1. an informal word for father

British Dictionary definitions for pa (2 of 7)

pa2

pah

/ (pɑː) /


nounNZ
  1. a Māori village or settlement

  2. history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop

  1. go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Origin of pa

2
Māori

British Dictionary definitions for pa (3 of 7)

pa3

the internet domain name for
  1. Panama

British Dictionary definitions for Pa (4 of 7)

Pa

the chemical symbol for
  1. protactinium

symbol for
  1. pascal

British Dictionary definitions for PA (5 of 7)

PA

abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania

  2. personal appearance

  1. personal assistant

  2. military Post Adjutant

  3. power of attorney

  4. press agent

  5. Press Association

  6. banking private account

  7. public-address system

  8. publicity agent

  9. Publishers Association

  10. purchasing agent

  11. insurance particular average

  12. (in New Zealand) probationary assistant

  13. Panama (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for p.a. (6 of 7)

p.a.

abbreviation for
  1. per annum

Origin of p.a.

6
Latin: yearly

British Dictionary definitions for Pa. (7 of 7)

Pa.

abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania

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Scientific definitions for Pa

Pa

  1. Abbreviation of pascal

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