WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
P, p /pi/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  Ps or P's, ps or p's. 
  1. Linguisticsthe 16th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

p.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. page.
  2. part.
  3. penny;
    pence.
  4. Weights and Measurespint.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
P, p  (pē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  P's  or Ps, p's  or ps. 
  1. Linguisticsthe sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. Linguisticsany spoken sound represented by the letter P or p, as in pet, supper, top, etc.
  3. something having the shape of aP.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter P or p.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter P or p.

P, 
  1. Education(as a rating of student performance) passing.
  2. Chesspawn.
  3. Electronics, Electricityplate.
  4. Chemistrypoor.
  5. Grammarpredicate.
  6. Biochemistry, ReligionProtestant.

P,  Symbol.
  1. the 16th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 15th.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 400. Cf.  Roman numerals. 
  3. [Genetics.]parental.
  4. [Chem.]phosphorus.
  5. [Physics.]
    • power.
    • pressure.
    • proton.
    • See  space inversion. 
    • poise2.
  6. [Biochem.]proline.

p, 
  1. penny;
    pence.
  2. Music and Dancesoftly.
  • Italian piano

P-, [Mil.]
  1. Military(in designations of fighter aircraft) pursuit:P-38.

p-, [Chem.]
  1. Chemistrypara-1 (def. 2).

P., 
  1. Religionpastor.
  2. Religionfather.
    • Latin Pater
  3. Currencypeseta.
  4. Currencypeso.
  5. post.
  6. president.
  7. pressure.
  8. Religionpriest.
  9. prince.
  10. progressive.

p., 
  1. page.
  2. part.
  3. Grammarparticiple.
  4. Grammarpast.
  5. Religionfather.
    • Latin pater
  6. Chesspawn.
  7. penny;
    pence.
  8. per.
  9. Grammarperson.
  10. Currencypeseta.
  11. Currencypeso.
  12. Music and Dancesoftly.
    • Latin pater
  13. Weights and Measurespint.
  14. pipe.
  15. Sport[Baseball.]pitcher.
  16. pole.
  17. population.
  18. after.
    • Latin pater
  19. president.
  20. pressure.
  21. Clothingpurl.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pp.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. pages.
  2. Grammarpast participle.

P.P.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Stampsparcel post.
  2. Stampspostpaid.
  3. prepaid.

p.p.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Stampsparcel post.
  2. Grammarpast participle.
  3. Stampspostpaid.


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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



pp. abbreviation for
  1. pages



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