nounplural noun Ps, plural noun P's/pēz/
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.’
3(in tables of sports results) games played.
4(on an automatic gearshift) park.
5(on road signs and street plans) parking.
8in combination (in units of measurement) peta- (10¹⁵)
- ‘27 PBq of radioactive material’
Poise (unit of viscosity).
The chemical element phosphorus.
- ‘see p 784’
in combination Para-
3British Penny or pence.
- ‘a 5p coin’
5in combination (in units of measurement) pico- (10¹²)
- ‘a 220 pf capacitor’
Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing one unit of angular momentum.
From principal, originally applied to lines in atomic spectra.
- ‘pV = nRT’
- ‘this difference was significant (p = 0.0008)’