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  1. a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phoenician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Chemical symbol of phosphorus. Abbreviation of pugillus, a handful. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. Abbreviation of pupil, and optic papilla. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Sixteenth letter of the alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The sixteenth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Is the sixteenth letter of the alphabet, and has a labial articulation. In music, it stands for piano, softly, and pp. for piu piano, more softly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phoenician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See B, F, and M. mso.anu.edu.au
  10. the sixteenth letter of our alphabet, its sound the sharp labial mute, interchanging with other labials, esp. with b, the flat labial mute: P=400; ([=P])=400,000: the chemical symbol for phosphorus: (math.) the Greek [PI]=a continued product, while small [pi] denotes the ratio of the circumference to the diameter.--MIND ONE'S P'S AND Q'S (see MIND). gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Symbol for phosphorus. na
  12. p letter (pl. Ps, P\'s). Mind one\'s P\'s& Q\'s, be careful in one\'s speech or conduct. Abbreviations (1): (P.): Peninsular, P. & O. (Oriental); Please, P.T.O. (Turn Over); Police, P.C. (Constable); Post, P.O. (Office); Post, P.S. (Scriptum), postscript; Postal, P.O. (Order); President, as P.R.A. (of the Royal Academy); Privy, P.C. (Council, -lor); Prize, P.R. (Ring). (p.): page (of book &c.); past, p.p. (participle); perch (measure); post, p.m. (meridiem); pour, p.p.c. (prendre conge, to take leave); prompt, p.s. (side). Abbreviations (2): Pa., Pennsylvania; per pro. (curationem), by proxy; Petriburg., (signature of) Bishop of Peterborough; Ph. (ilosophiae) D. (octor), Doctor of Philosophy; Phil.- (ippians); Philem. (on); pnxt, pinxit; po-p. (ulation); pp., pages; Preb. (endary); Pro-f. (essor); pro tem. (pore), for the time; Pro-v. (erbs); prox. (imc) acc. (essit, -esserunt); prox. (imo); Ps. (alms); Pte, Private (soldier). pa (pah), n. (colloq.). = PAPA. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Symbol of Phosphorus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. The chemical symbol for the element phosphorus. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  15. Abbreviation for the prefix, para, beyond. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. A consonant of the labial series; is, as we might expect, interchangeable with b in nearly all known languages. As an abbrev., it stands in Latin for Publius ; and it is sometimes used, in medicine, for Pugillus, the eighth part of a handful; p.ae. stands for partes aequales, or equal parts ; and P. in Music is piano, or soft. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. The twelfth articulation or consonant, and the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is formed by closely compressing the lips, and separating them suddenly with an explosive emission of breath, as in part, pap. It is sometimes silent, as in psalm, receipt; and before h it is usually sounded as f, as in philosophy, phantom. Cabinet Dictionary

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