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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

Words nearby pa

Other definitions for pa (2 of 8)

Pa1

abbreviation Physics.
pascal; pascals.

Other definitions for pa (3 of 8)

Pa2

Symbol, Chemistry.
protactinium.

Other definitions 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.

Other definitions for pa (5 of 8)

p.a.

abbreviation
participial adjective.
per annum.
press agent.

Other definitions for pa (6 of 8)

p.-a.

abbreviation
public-address system.

Other definitions for pa (7 of 8)

Pa.

abbreviation
Pennsylvania.

Other definitions 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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Scientific definitions for pa

Pa

Abbreviation of pascal
The symbol for protactinium.
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