There are 3 definitions of PRO in English:

PRO

Syllabification: PRO

abbreviation

  • 1Public relations officer.
  • 1.1British Public Record Office.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 3 definitions of PRO in English:

pro1

Syllabification: pro
Pronunciation: /prō
 
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noun (plural pros)

informal
  • A professional, especially in sports: a tennis pro
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    • Does he protest when baseball or tennis players become pros right after high school?
    • The sites usually list bios and name some of the professional designations that qualified pros have.
    • Sports staffs now call on country club pros to serve as tennis instructors.

adjective

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  • (Of a person or an event) professional: a pro golfer
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    • In addition, the pro fitness contest might become a pro figure event instead.
    • As far as the pro teams were concerned, Glasgow enjoyed a good start to the season and got as as far as the semi-finals of the Celtic League, proving that they are becoming more competitive.
    • However, there is an irony in the fact that if the plan to off-load the pro teams is successful they again will need a chief executive.

Origin

mid 19th century: abbreviation.

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There are 3 definitions of PRO in English:

pro2

Syllabification: pro
Pronunciation: /
 
prō/

noun (plural pros)

(usually pros)
  • An advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action: the pros and cons of joint ownership
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    • Hopefully you would have seen a more balanced argument to the pros and cons of GM, and that we shouldn't believe every thing we read.
    • The essays in this issue explore the pros and cons, the advantages and dangers of taking human rights seriously.
    • Weighing up the pros and cons, I pressed ‘yes’ and got out of there.

preposition & adverb

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  • In favor of: [as preposition]: they were pro the virtues of individualism
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    • Prior to Japananese colonization, SK was split between pro-Chinese & pro Japanese factions.
    • ‘If a village was not pro Viet Cong before we came, it sure was after we left,’ one GI observed.
    • I'm as pro business, pro free enterprise as anybody in the country.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin, literally 'for, on behalf of'.

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