Basic Guidelines For English Spellings

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*‘see p 784’*2

(alsoChemistry**p-**)

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)’*

### nounPs, P's

1The sixteenth letter of the alphabet.

*‘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!’**‘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).’*

- 1.1Denoting the next after O (or N if O is omitted) in a set of items, categories, etc.
*‘Let P be the set of all finite subsets of N.’**‘Now for each r, let p be the next larger even integer.’*

**Pronunciation**

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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**

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