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pe

or peh

[pey]
noun
  1. the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.
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Origin of pe

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

PE

  1. Prince Edward Island, Canada (approved for postal use).
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P&E

  1. Commerce. plant and equipment.
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p/e

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

P.E.

  1. Petroleum Engineer.
  2. physical education.
  3. Presiding Elder.
  4. Also p.e. printer's error.
  5. Statistics. probable error.
  6. Professional Engineer.
  7. Protestant Episcopal.
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British Dictionary definitions for pe

pe1

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

from Hebrew peh mouth

pe2

the internet domain name for
  1. Peru
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PE

abbreviation for
  1. physical education
  2. potential energy
  3. Presiding Elder
  4. (esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
  5. Also: p.e printer's error
  6. statistics probable error
  7. Protestant Episcopal
  8. (in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
  9. 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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