from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation piano (musical direction)
  • abbreviation proton
  • noun The 16th letter of the modern English alphabet.
  • noun Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter p.
  • noun The 16th in a series.
  • noun Something shaped like the letter P.
  • noun A hypothesized textual source of certain portions of the Pentateuch that have a formulaic style, contain genealogical lists and descriptions of rituals, and use the name "Elohim" to refer to God.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of Philippine Islands.
  • noun An abbreviation of Postal Order
  • noun of Province of Ontario.
  • noun An abbreviation of postscript; (theatrical) of prompt-side.
  • An abbreviation of Post Adjutant.
  • noun In ceramics, the abbreviation of ‘Paris granite,’ a trade-name.
  • noun An abbreviation of Parish Priest;
  • noun of the Latin Paler Patriæ, Father of his Country;
  • noun [lowercase] in law, of per procuration, done by proxy;
  • noun of the Latin punctum proximum, nearest point (namely, of accommodation to which the eye can adjust itself).
  • noun An abbreviation of post-village.
  • noun An abbreviation of Privy Councilor; of police constable.
  • The sixteenth letter and twelfth consonant of the English alphabet, having a corresponding position in other alphabets.
  • As a medieval numeral, 400; with a dash over it , 400,000.
  • As a symbol: In chem., the symbol for phosphorus.
  • In mathematics, the Greek capital II denotes a continued product.
  • Thus, , for which Π (1 + m) is also written, denotes the product (1 + m) m (m − 1) … 3.2.1. The small Greek letter π denotes the ratio of the circumference to the diameter, or 3.14159265359 + . This notation was introduced by Euler. The other form of the Greek minuscule, ω%26, denotes in astronomy the longitude of the perihelion.
  • An abbreviation: Of post in P. M., post meridiem, afternoon, and P. S., postscript.
  • [lowercase] Of page (past participle standing for pages).
  • [lowercase] In music, of piano, softly (past participle standing for pianissimo, very softly)
  • [lowercase] In a ship's log-book, of passing showers.
  • [lowercase] In zoology: Of partim. In dental formulas, same as pm. In ichthyology, of pectoral (fin). In echinoderms, of polyplacid.
  • In medicine, of (Optic) papilla; pupil; pugillus, handful.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin Populus Romanus, the Roman People;
  • noun of Porto Rico;
  • noun of the Latin punctum remotum, farthest point (namely, of accommodation to which the eye can adjust itself).
  • noun An abbreviation of Pharmacopœia Dublinensis, Dublin Pharmacopœia.
  • noun An abbreviation of Presiding Elder.
  • noun An abbreviation of Paradise Lost
  • noun of Poet Laureate
  • noun [lowercase or cap.] in psychology, of partial limen.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin Patres Conscripti, Conscript Fathers;
  • noun of Perpetual Curate;
  • noun [lowercase] of the Latin per centum, by the hundred;
  • noun of the Latin pondus civile, avoirdupois weight;
  • noun of Post Commander;
  • noun [lowercase] of post- or postal-card;
  • noun [lowercase] of the Latin post consulatum, after the consulship;
  • noun of Principal Conductor;
  • noun of Privy Council.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin partes æquales, equal parts.
  • noun An abbreviation: of post meridiem, ‘after noon or midday’ (also P. M., p. m.): frequently used as synonymous with afternoon or evening;


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  • which one of the following will execute faster? int p = 2; p++; OR p = p+1; OR p+ = 1; and y?? is it p++ bcoz it is a single instruction?? ... nd the rest r multiple ...

    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community priyanka.js28 2010

  • Now, assume that a given sentence, s, corresponds to the fact that p; and assume that ˜p™ and ˜q™ are sentences with the same truth-value.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth David, Marian 2009

  • Where p is a permutation of objects on a domain D, we can define the p-transform function p* as follows: if x is an object in D, p* (x) =

    Logical Constants MacFarlane, John 2009

  • One can believe p and believe ~p without believing

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008

  • Mele (2001), drawing on empirical research regarding lay hypothesis testing, argues that selectivity may be explained in terms of the agent's assessment of the relative costs of erroneously believing p and ~p.

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008

  • On such deflationary views of self-deception, one need only hold a false belief p, possess evidence that ~p, and have some desire or emotion that explains why p is believed and retained.

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008

  • Traditionally, self-deception has been modeled on interpersonal deception, where A intentionally gets B to believe some proposition p, all the while knowing or believing truly ~p.

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008

  • If we say that p is true if and only if it coheres with a specified set of propositions, we may be asked about the truth conditions of ˜p coheres with a specified set.™

    The Coherence Theory of Truth Young, James O. 2008

  • In general, if one possesses evidence that one normally would take to support ~p and yet believes p instead due to some desire, emotion or other motivation one has related to

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008

  • It is the relative subjective costs of falsely believing p and ~p that explains why desire or other motivation biases belief in some circumstances and not others.

    Self-Deception Deweese-Boyd, Ian 2008


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  • P. Chemical element symbol for Phosphorus.

    December 16, 2007

  • In accordance with the privileges granted by Wordie Pro, this letter, in all its forms, is declared to be the property of pterodactyl, who is entitled to compensation for any use thereof. Said compensation may take the form of either silly poetry or cold hard cash.

    See dog's letter. And mind your (pterodactyl's letter)'s and q's!

    December 14, 2008

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    December 14, 2008

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    December 14, 2008

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    December 14, 2008

  • p sure this is a shortened form of pretty

    December 30, 2017