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‘see p 784’2Chemistry
in combination Para-‘p-xylene’3British Penny or pence.
‘a 5p coin’4Music
Piano (softly).5in combination (in units of measurement) pico- (10⁻¹²)
‘a 220 pf capacitor’6Chemistry
Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing one unit of angular momentum.‘p-electrons’
1Physics
Pressure.‘pV = nRT’2Statistics
Probability.‘this difference was significant (p = 0.0008)’
1(in tables of sports results) games played.
2(on an automatic gear shift) park.
3(on road signs and street plans) parking.
4in combination (in units of measurement) peta- (10¹⁵)
‘27 PBq of radioactive material’5Physics
Poise (unit of viscosity).6Portugal (international vehicle registration).
7Proprietary.
The chemical element phosphorus.
Pronunciation
noun
1The sixteenth letter of the alphabet.
- ‘One key to knowing which marketing programs to choose involves thoroughly understanding how to leverage the 4 Ps of marketing - price, product, promotion, and place - to reach and appeal to your target audience(s).’
- ‘Lets have an S for Speedy, and a P for Polly, intertwined on the top of the cake, in red frosting.’
- ‘I have a P for Patricia and J for my name Joy.. so technically it's PJ!’
- 1.1 Denoting the next after O (or N if O is omitted) in a set of items, categories, etc.
- ‘Now for each r, let p be the next larger even integer.’
- ‘Let P be the set of all finite subsets of N.’
Pronunciation
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