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Meaning of P

Pronunciation:  pee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2. [n]  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

P is a 1 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: atomic number 15, phosphorus
 See Also: alphabetic character, apatite, chemical element, element, letter, letter of the alphabet, Roman alphabet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\P\ (p[=e]),
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 Ph[oe]nician, 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}. See Guide to Pronunciation,
[sect][sect] 247, 248, and 184-195.