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pp

Radio.
  1. push-pull.
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PP

  1. prepositional phrase.
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pp.

  1. pages.
  2. past participle.
  3. pianissimo.
  4. privately printed.
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p.p.

  1. parcel post.
  2. past participle.
  3. per person.
  4. postpaid.
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P.P.

  1. parcel post.
  2. parish priest.
  3. past participle.
  4. postpaid.
  5. prepaid.
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  • One by vertical lines which seem to have been made when the 35 pp.

  • It was about the time that Pp married, while his parents were still alive.

    The Dead Command

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • He had sold it to Pp, whose fathers and grandfathers had cultivated it.

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    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • Pp had taught him to use the gun, and to shoot his first birds.

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  • He detected in it the skilful hand of Pp and the grace of Margalida.

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British Dictionary definitions for pp

pp

abbreviation for
  1. past participle
  2. (in formal correspondence) per pro
  3. privately printed
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symbol for
  1. music pianissimo: an instruction to play very quietly
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Word Origin

(sense 2) Latin per procurationem: by delegation to

usage

In formal correspondence, when Brenda Smith is signing on behalf of Peter Jones, she should write Peter Jones pp (or per pro) Brenda Smith, not the other way about

pp

PP

abbreviation for
  1. parcel post
  2. prepaid
  3. post-paid
  4. (in prescriptions) post prandium
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Word Origin

Latin: after a meal

PP

abbreviation for
  1. Parish Priest
  2. past President
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pp.

abbreviation for
  1. pages
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pp in Medicine

PP

abbr.
  1. pyrophosphate
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