see also: P
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Pronunciation Preposition
  1. Abbreviation of post#English|post, meaning after
  2. Abbreviation of per#English|per.
  1. Abbreviation of page#English|page (plural pp)
  2. (UK) Abbreviation of penny#English|penny; pence#English|pence.
  3. (physics) proton
  1. (knitting) Abbreviation of purl#English|purl.
    • 1855, Godey's Magazine (volume 51, page 71)
      Knit 3, p 1, k 2, purl 1, k 2, m 1, k 2 together, k 1.

p (not comparable)

  1. (Internet) Abbreviation of pretty#English|pretty (as an intensifier)
    I'm doing p good, how are you?
    • 1992 October 20, Peter Yee <yeeatlas.arc.nasa.gov>, "NASA Daily News for 10/13/92 (Forwarded)", message-ID <1992Oct20.091605.29223@news.arc.nasa.gov>, sci.space.news, Usenet :
      The searches will use radio telescope antennas to "listen" to stars for non-random radio noise P much like someone tuning a radio listens for a station between the static.
    • 1995 November 8, Scott Morgan <s_morgandelphi.com>, "Re: F-18 Sim", message-ID <hZMk7Re.s_morgan@delphi.com>, comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim, Usenet :
      There is no campaign, just a bunch of canned missions that have no relation to each other (and peole[sic] think SU27 is p bad!).

  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Pronunciation Noun

p (plural ps)

  1. Abbreviation of park#English|park.
  2. Abbreviation of phone#English|phone.
  3. Abbreviation of pager#English|pager.
  4. Abbreviation of passenger#English|passenger.
  5. Philippine peso.
  6. (chess) Pawn.
  7. (medicine) A P wave on an electrocardiogram.
  8. (slang, chiefly US) A "pure" form of an illegal drug, especially heroin.
    • 2009, Dr Kerry Spackman, The Winner's Bible:
      P directly targets the dopamine pathways in your brain and as a result goes straight to your pleasure/reward module, which makes it an incredibly hard drug to break free from.
  9. (slang, New Zealand) methamphetamine.
    • 2011, New Zealand Herald, 6 May 2011:
      Almost 70kg of pre-cursor drugs that could be used to manufacture $20 million of P have been seized by police and customs officers.

p (not comparable)

  1. (UK) Abbreviation of probationary#English|probationary (used on a vehicle's P-plate)
  2. (AU) Abbreviation of provisional#English|provisional (used on a vehicle's P-plate)
  3. (anatomy, medicine) Abbreviation of pulmonary#English|pulmonary.
Proper noun
  1. (computing theory) The set of all problems that are solvable in polynomial time by a deterministic Turing machine
  2. (legal) Initialism of patient the subject of proceedings in the Court of Protection
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