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abbreviation, noun
  1. personal protective equipment: specialized clothing or other wearable gear that minimizes one’s exposure to sources of illness or injury, and in medical contexts helps to inhibit the spread of infection to others: Entering week three of this viral outbreak, the demand for disposable PPE, especially gloves and respirators, has already begun to exceed the supply.

  2. British. philosophy, politics, and economics: Gerald is studying PPE at Oxford.

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abbreviation for
  1. philosophy, politics, and economics: a university course

  2. personal protective equipment: clothing and equipment used to ensure personal safety in the workplace

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