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Related Words for pda

computer, PDA, PC

Examples from the Web for pda

Contemporary Examples of pda

Historical Examples of pda

  • The second pda of this stanza is wanting an iambus in its middle part.

  • I think this second pda should be restored by the insertion of gane after nikhile.

  • In the original two short syllables are wanting in the second pda of this stanza.

  • The other end terminated with a PDA with a small rubberized photovoltaic cell on the front.


    Cory Doctorow

  • Instead of the reading of the printed text, the fourth pda, I suppose, should be read thus: s panyatm upagat nihittra kumbhe.

British Dictionary definitions for pda


abbreviation for
  1. personal digital assistant
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Word Origin and History for pda

by 1992, initialism for personal digital assistant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pda in Science


  1. Short for personal digital assistant. A lightweight, handheld computer, typically employing a touch-sensitive screen rather than a keyboard, generally used for storing information such as addresses or schedules. Many PDAs include handwriting recognition software, some support voice recognition, and some have an internal cell phone and modem to link with other computers or networks.
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