pc (plural pcs)

  1. Abbreviation of piece#English|piece.
  • French: mcx
  • Russian: шт.
  1. Abbreviation of postcard#English|postcard.
  2. Abbreviation of percent#English|percent.
  • (percent) %



  1. Initialism of partially continuous
  2. Initialism of politically correct
  3. Initialism of pro-choice
  4. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative
  • (politically correct) non-PC, un-PC


  1. Initialism of parsec
  2. Initialism of personal computer
    1. A personal computer, especially one similar to an IBM PC that runs Microsoft Windows (or, originally, DOS), usually as opposed to (say) an Apple Mac.
      • 1987, InfoWorld (volume 9, issues 27-39, page 28)
        “For some of the imaging we do,” says Richard Miner, research manager at the University of Lowell's Center for Productivity Enhancement, “we are using both the Amiga and the PC [with the bridge card]. […]
      • 2006, Sonia Weiss, Streetwise Selling On Ebay ISBN 1440517754, page 89
        In general, the prices for PC and Mac laptops can be competitive, […]
      • 2010, Ann Raimes, Maria Jerskey, Keys for Writers ISBN 0495799823, page 297:
        Versions of Word for PC and Mac
        It is not unusual to find both Mac and PC computers in college computer laboratories, so you may need to become familiar with both Word for PCs and Word for Mac.
  3. Initialism of photocopy
  4. (medicine) Initialism of presenting complaint
  5. (gaming) Initialism of player character
    Antonyms: NPC
  6. (British, Canada, law enforcement) Initialism of police constable
  7. Initialism of political correctness
  8. (organic chemistry) Initialism of polycarbonate
  9. (anatomy) Initialism of posterior commissure
  10. Initialism of privy council
  11. Initialism of privy councillor
  12. Initialism of press conference
  13. (US) Initialism of probable cause
  14. Initialism of Probate Court
  15. (TV) Initialism of production code
  16. Initialism of Professional Corporation
  17. (computing) Initialism of program counter
  18. Initialism of progressive contextualization
  19. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative
  20. Initialism of protective custody
  21. Initialism of private chat
  22. Initialism of patrol craft
  23. (anatomy) Initialism of pubococcygeus muscle
  24. (gambling) Abbreviation of percentage#English|percentage.
    • 1978, John Scarne, Scarne's guide to casino gambling (page 321)
      The honest casino operator obtains it either by levying a direct charge or by extracting a favorable P.C. (percentage) […]
  25. Initialism of professional cheerfulness
  26. (organic compound) Abbreviation of propylene carbonate.
  • Italian: PC
  • Russian: ПК
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Proto-Celtic
  2. Initialism of Penn Central
  3. (US, navy) Initialism of Coastal Patrol
  4. Initialism of Phrozen Crew
  5. (British, UK politics) Initialism of Plaid Cymru
  6. (US) Initialism of Presbyterian Church
  7. (Canada, politics) Initialism of Progressive Canadian Party
  8. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative Party

pc (pcs, present participle pcing; past and past participle pced)

  1. (sometimes with up) To make politically correct.
    • 1991 December, Renée Gearhart Levy, “PC’ed Out,” Syracuse University Magazine, quoted in Steven Mailloux, Reception Histories, Cornell University Press (1998), ISBN 978-0-8014-8506-0, [http://books.google.com/books?id=0GMcOD2Whq4C&pg=PA169&dq=PC'ed page 169].
    • ante 2005 John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt, Second Edition, Troubador Publishing Ltd (2005), ISBN 978-1-904744-73-3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=RZTrIQk_j5YC&pg=PA193&dq=PC'ing page 193]:
      However, the process of ‘PC’ing’ cheese on toast was too much for me.
    • 2005, Matthew Coker, Explanations 2005, Lulu.com, ISBN 9781411668010, page 272 ↗:
      Becoming up in arms against the ACLU and others who are PCing Christmas really will amount to nothing in the end.
    • 2008, Giz, Ménage à 3 ↗
      Zii: Weren’t they purple, though?
      Gary: That was the cartoon. Hanna-Barbera PCed it up for Amer…

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