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p

noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈpē \

Definition of p

plural p's or ps play \ˈpēz\
1 a : the 16th letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic p
2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter p
3 : one designated p especially as the 16th in order or class
4
[abbreviation for pass]
a : a grade rating a student's work as passing
b : one graded or rated with a P
5 : something shaped like the letter P

Examples of p in a Sentence

  1. a word that starts with a p

  2. a word that starts with p

First Known Use of p

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


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p

abbreviation

Definition of p

1 page; pages
2 parental generation
3 part
4 participle
5 past
6 pater
7 pawn
8 pence; penny
9 per
10 peseta
11 peso
12 petite
13 piano
14 pico-
15 pint
16 pipe
17 pitch
18 pole
19 port
20 power
21 pro
22 progressive
23 proton
24 purl

1

P

abbreviation

Definition of P

1 pressure
2
[French poids]
weight

2

P

symbol

Definition of P

phosphorus

p-

abbreviation

Definition of p-

para-


P Defined for English Language Learners

p

noun

Definition of p for English Language Learners

  • : the 16th letter of the English alphabet


P Defined for Kids

p

noun, often capitalized \ ˈpē \

Definition of p for Students

plural p's or ps \ˈpēz\
: the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet

p.

abbreviation

Definition of p. for Students

page

Medical Dictionary

P

abbreviation

medical Definition of P

1 parental
2 part
3 percentile
4 pharmacopoeia
5 pint
6 pole
7 population
8 position
9 positive
10 posterior
11 pressure
12 pulse
13 pupil

P

symbol

medical Definition of P

phosphorus

p-

abbreviation

medical Definition of p-

para-
  • p-dichlorobenzene

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