pe

or peh

[pey]
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noun

the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.

Origin of pe

1895–1900; < Hebrew pē, akin to peh mouth

PE

Prince Edward Island, Canada (approved for postal use).

P&E

Commerce. plant and equipment.

p/e

or P/E, PE, P-E, p-e

P.E.

Petroleum Engineer.
physical education.
Presiding Elder.
Also p.e. printer's error.
Statistics. probable error.
Professional Engineer.
Protestant Episcopal.
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British Dictionary definitions for pe

pe

1

noun

the 17th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (פ or, at the end of a word, ף) transliterated as p or, when final, ph

Word Origin for pe

from Hebrew peh mouth

pe

2

the internet domain name for

Peru

PE

abbreviation for

physical education
potential energy
Presiding Elder
(esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
Also: p.e printer's error
statistics probable error
Protestant Episcopal
(in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
Peru (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pe

PE

1956 as an abbreviation of physical education (see physical).

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