1. per diem.
  2. potential difference.


  1. per diem.
  2. Police Department.
  3. Insurance. property damage.
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Examples from the Web for pd

Contemporary Examples of pd

Historical Examples of pd

  • At the end of the year, "Pd balance of my rent 43-13" (pounds and shillings).

  • The PD Police, coming in response to his call, had found all four men unconscious from the effects of the stun beam.

    The Penal Cluster

    Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)

  • The minds of the six prisoners were frantically pounding questions at the PD chief, but he gave them no answer.

    The Penal Cluster

    Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)

  • On the same day appears a curious entry of "to the play 13/" and "Pd for Colo Monroe £16-16."

  • A similar entry is made of purchases made for his father; on the margin is written, "pd commissioners."

British Dictionary definitions for pd


abbreviation for
  1. paid
  2. Also: PD per diem
  3. potential difference


the chemical symbol for
  1. palladium


abbreviation for (in the US)
  1. Police Department
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pd in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementpalladium


  1. prism diopter
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pd in Science


  1. The symbol for palladium.


  1. A malleable, ductile, grayish-white metallic element that occurs naturally with platinum. It is used as a catalyst in hydrogenation and in alloys for making electrical contacts and jewelry. Atomic number 46; atomic weight 106.4; melting point 1,552°C; boiling point 3,140°C; specific gravity 12.02 (20°C); valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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