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pp abbreviation for
  1. past participle
  2. (in formal correspondence) per pro
  3. privately printed
symbol for
  1. pianissimo: an instruction to play very quietly
Etymology: (sense 2) Latin per procurationem: by delegation to
In formal correspondence, when Brenda Smith is signing on behalf of Peter Jones, she should write Peter Jones pp (or per pro) Brenda Smith, not the other way about
pp, PP abbreviation for
  1. parcel post
  2. prepaid
  3. post-paid
  4. (in prescriptions) post prandium
Etymology: Latin: after a meal

PP abbreviation for
  1. Parish Priest
  2. past President

p. abbreviation for
  1. ( pl pp) page
  2. part
  3. participle
  4. past
  5. per
  6. post
  7. pro
Etymology: (sense 6) Latin: after
Etymology: (sense 7) Latin: in favour of; for

page /peɪdʒ/ n
  1. ( pl pp) one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bears
  2. such a leaf considered as a unit
  3. a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
  4. an episode, phase, or period: a glorious page in the revolution
  1. another word for paginate
Etymology: 15th Century: via Old French from Latin pāgina
page /peɪdʒ/ n
  1. a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
  2. a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
  3. a boy in training for knighthood in personal attendance on a knight
  4. a youth in the personal service of a person of rank, esp in a royal household
vb (transitive)
  1. to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
  2. to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
  3. to act as a page to or attend as a page
Etymology: 13th Century: via Old French from Italian paggio, probably from Greek paidion boy, from pais child

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