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pc

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  1. picocurie; picocuries.
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PC

pc.

  1. plural pcs. piece.
  2. prices.
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p.c.1

  1. (in prescriptions) after eating; after meals.
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Origin of p.c.1

From the Latin word post cibōs

p.c.2

  1. percent.
  2. petty cash.
  3. postal card.
  4. price current.
  5. printed circuit.
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P.C.

  1. Past Commander.
  2. British. Police Constable.
  3. politically correct.
  4. Post Commander.
  5. British. Prince Consort.
  6. British. Privy Council.
  7. professional corporation.
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P/C

or p/c

  1. petty cash.
  2. price current.
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Examples from the Web for pc

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  • One of the PC's up at the chapter house said this was what would happen.

    Card Trick

    Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett

  • "A PC like you never gets that kind of surprise," I lied valiantly.

    Card Trick

    Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett

  • The thing that I want is for him to agree that your PC powers exist at the same time.

    The Right Time

    Walter Bupp

  • I even know a PC who agrees with you, in a misty sort of way.

    The Right Time

    Walter Bupp

  • I guess a PC has some pretty strong notions about what is going to happen next.

    The Right Time

    Walter Bupp


British Dictionary definitions for pc

pc

abbreviation for
  1. per cent
  2. postcard
  3. obsolete (in prescriptions) post cibum
  4. parsec
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Word Origin

(sense 3) Latin: after meals

PC

abbreviation for
  1. personal computer
  2. Parish Council(lor)
  3. Past Commander
  4. (in Britain and Canada) Police Constable
  5. politically correct
  6. Prince Consort
  7. (in Britain and Canada) Privy Council(lor)
  8. (in Canada) Progressive Conservative
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P/C

p/c or p.c.

abbreviation for
  1. petty cash
  2. price current
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Word Origin and History for pc

P.C.

abbreviation for personal computer is from 1978; abbreviation for politically correct is by 1990.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pc in Medicine

p.c.

abbr.
  1. post cibum (after meals)
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The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

pc in Culture

p.c.

An abbreviation for “politically correct.” It refers to social, political, and educational changes designed to redress historical injustices in areas such as race, gender, ethnic background, and sexual orientation: “Haven't you read the latest directive on p.c. language? Please refer to our colleagues as ‘women,’ not ‘ladies’ or ‘girls.’” The phrase and abbreviation, which also appears as PC, both debuted in the late twentieth century.

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with pc

PC

Also, p.c. An abbreviation for politically correct.

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