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Pr

  1. Provençal.
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Pr

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. praseodymium.
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PR

  1. payroll.
  2. percentile rank.
  3. public relations.
  4. Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. Puerto Rican.
  5. Puerto Rico (approved especially for use with zip code).
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pr.

  1. pair; pairs.
  2. paper.
  3. power.
  4. preference.
  5. (of stock) preferred.
  6. present.
  7. price.
  8. priest.
  9. Computers. printer.
  10. printing.
  11. pronoun.
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Pr.

  1. (of stock) preferred.
  2. Priest.
  3. Prince.
  4. Provençal.
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P.R.1

  1. Roman people.
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Origin of P.R.1

From the Latin word populus Rōmānus

P.R.2

  1. parliamentary report.
  2. press release.
  3. prize ring.
  4. proportional representation.
  5. public relations.Also p.r.
  6. Puerto Rico.
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British Dictionary definitions for pr

pr1

abbreviation for
  1. plural prs pair
  2. paper
  3. (in prescriptions) per rectum
  4. power
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Word Origin

(sense 3) Latin: through the rectum; to be inserted into the anus

pr2

the internet domain name for
  1. Puerto Rico
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Pr

the chemical symbol for
  1. praseodymium
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PR

abbreviation for
  1. proportional representation
  2. public relations
  3. Puerto Rico
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Pr.

abbreviation for
  1. Priest
  2. Prince
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Word Origin and History for pr

PR

n.

also p.r.; 1942, abbreviation of public relations (see public).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pr in Medicine

Pr

  1. The symbol for the elementpraseodymium
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pr in Science

Pr

  1. The symbol for praseodymium.
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praseodymium

[prā′zē-ō-dĭmē-əm]
Pr
  1. A soft, malleable, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series that develops a green tarnish in air. It is used to add a yellow tint to glass and ceramics and to make the glass used in welding goggles. Atomic number 59; atomic weight 140.908; melting point 935°C; boiling point 3,127°C; specific gravity 6.8; valence 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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