WORD ORIGIN noun a management method of controlling and analyzing a system or program using periodic time and money reports, often computer generated, to determine dollar and labor status at any given time. Origin of PERT P(rogram) E(valuation and) R(eview) T(echnique)
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British Dictionary definitions for perts adjective saucy, impudent, or forward jaunty a pert little hat obsolete clever or brisk Derived Forms pertly, adverb pertness, noun Word Origin for pert
C13: variant of earlier
apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperīre to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertus expert n acronym for programme evaluation and review technique
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Word Origin and History for perts adj.
c.1300 (implied in
pertly), "evident, unconcealed," shortened form of Middle English apert "open, frank," from Old French apert, from Latin apertus, past participle of aperire "to open" (see overt). Sense of "saucy, bold" first recorded late 14c. Less pejorative meaning "lively, brisk, in good spirits" (c.1500) survives in U.S. dialectal peart (with Middle English alternative spelling). Related: Pertness.
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Pert [pûrt] Candace Beebe Born 1946 American biochemist noted for her study of brain chemicals and the locations of their receptors.
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