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P1 US English

The sixteenth letter of the alphabet

P2 US English

Pastor

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 US English

The sixteenth letter of the alphabet

p in penny US English

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

phosphorus US English

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

P in phosphorus US English

The chemical element of atomic number 15, a poisonous, combustible nonmetal that exists in two common allotropic forms, white phosphorus, a yellowish waxy solid that 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 US English

Profit and loss account

P & O US English

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

p/c US English

Petty cash

P. in pelargonium US English

A tender shrubby plant that is widely cultivated for its red, pink, or white flowers. Some kinds have fragrant leaves that yield an essential oil

P & L New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

profit and loss (account)

p. & p. US English

Postage and packing

p. & h. US English

Postage and handling

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

Philip and Mary (regnal year)

p-code US English

Another term for pseudocode.

P-trap US English

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

p-type US English

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

K of P US English

Knights of Pythias

P-plate US 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 US English

Another term for Brythonic.

p/e ratio US English

Price-earnings ratio

vitamin P US English

The bioflavonoids, regarded collectively as a vitamin

P-Celtic New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another term for Brythonic

p–n junction US English

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

S & P 500 US English

Standard & Poor’s 500

substance P US 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. US English

(1916–2006), South African statesman; full name Pieter Willem Botha. As prime minister 1978–84 and state president 1984–89, he was an authoritarian leader who continued to enforce apartheid, but in response to pressure, he introduced limited reforms

James, P. D. US English

Baroness James of Holland Park (1920-), English detective novelist; full name Phyllis Dorothy James. Her novels feature the detective Adam Dalgliesh and include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972), A Certain Justice (1997), and Death in Holy Orders (2001)

Snow, C. P. US 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 11 novels, starting with Strangers and Brothers (1940), that deals with moral dilemmas in the academic world and for his lecture Two Cultures (1959)

Wren, P. C. US 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. US English

(1810–91), US showman; full name Phineas Taylor Barnum. He was noted for his extravagant advertising and exhibition of freaks at his museum in New York City. When his circus opened in 1871, he billed it as “The Greatest Show on Earth”; ten years later, he founded the Barnum and Bailey circus with former rival Anthony Bailey (1847–1906)


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