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P1 British & World English

The sixteenth letter of the alphabet

P2 British & World English

(In tables of sports results) games played

P New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

16th letter of the alphabet

P&O New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

p in P1 British & World English

The sixteenth letter of the alphabet

penny British & World English

A British bronze coin and monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a pound

p in penny British & World English

A British bronze coin and monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a pound

phosphorus British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 15, a poisonous, combustible non-metal which exists in two common allotropic forms, white phosphorus, a yellowish waxy solid which ignites spontaneously in air and glows in the dark, and red phosphorus, a less reactive form used in making matches

P in phosphorus British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 15, a poisonous, combustible non-metal which exists in two common allotropic forms, white phosphorus, a yellowish waxy solid which ignites spontaneously in air and glows in the dark, and red phosphorus, a less reactive form used in making matches

peta- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

denoting a factor of 1015

phosphorus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 15

poise New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of dynamic viscosity

Page New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one side of a leaf in a book etc.; (loosely) a leaf

P & L British & World English

Profit and loss account

P & O British & World English

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

p/c British & World English

Petty cash

P & L New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

profit and loss (account)

p. & p. British & World English

Postage and packing

p. & h. British & World English

Postage and handling

P. & M. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Philip and Mary (regnal year)

p-code British & World English

Another term for pseudocode.

P-trap British & World English

A trap consisting of a U-bend with the upper part of its outlet arm bent horizontally

p-type British & World English

Denoting a region in a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes

K of P British & World English

Knights of Pythias

P-plate British & World English

(On a motor vehicle) a sign indicating that the driver has only a provisional driving licence and is therefore subject to certain restrictions

P-Celtic British & World English

Another term for Brythonic.

p/e ratio British & World English

Price-earnings ratio

vitamin P British & World English

The bioflavonoids, regarded collectively as a vitamin

P-Celtic New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another term for Brythonic

p–n junction British & World English

A boundary between p-type and n-type material in a semiconductor device, functioning as a rectifier

S & P 500 British & World English

Standard & Poor’s 500

substance P British & World English

A compound thought to be involved in the synaptic transmission of pain and other nerve impulses. It is a polypeptide with eleven amino-acid residues

Botha, P. W. British & World English

(1916–2006), South African statesman, Prime Minister 1978–84, State President 1984-9; full name Pieter Willem Botha. An authoritarian leader, he continued to enforce apartheid but in response to pressure introduced limited reforms; his resistance to more radical change ultimately led to his fall from power

James, P. D. British & World English

Baroness James of Holland Park (b.1920), English writer of detective fiction; full name Phyllis Dorothy James. She is noted for her novels featuring the poet-detective Adam Dalgleish, including A Taste for Death (1986)

Snow, C. P. British & World English

1st Baron Snow of Leicester (1905–80), English novelist and scientist; full name Charles Percy Snow. He is best known for his sequence of eleven novels Strangers and Brothers, which deals with moral dilemmas in the academic world, and for his lecture Two Cultures (1959)

Wren, P. C. British & World English

(1885–1941), English novelist; full name Percival Christopher Wren. He is best known for his romantic adventure stories dealing with life in the French Foreign Legion, the first of which was Beau Geste (1924)

Barnum, P. T. British & World English

(1810–91), American showman; full name Phineas Taylor Barnum. He billed his circus, opened in 1871, as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’; ten years later he founded the Barnum and Bailey circus with his former rival Anthony Bailey (1847–1906)


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