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Meaning of PER

Pronunciation:  pur

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Per-\ [See {Per}.]
    1. A prefix used to signify through, throughout, by, for, or
       as an intensive as perhaps, by hap or chance; perennial,
       that lasts throughout the year; perforce, through or by
       force; perfoliate, perforate; perspicuous, evident
       throughout or very evident; perplex, literally, to
       entangle very much.
    
    2. (Chem.) Originally, denoting that the element to the name
       of which it is prefixed in the respective compounds
       exercised its highest valence; now, only that the element
       has a higher valence than in other similar compounds;
       thus, barium peroxide is the highest oxide of barium;
       while nitrogen and manganese peroxides, so-called, are not
       the highest oxides of those elements.
    
    
  2. \Per\, prep. [L. Cf. {Far}, {For-}, {Pardon}, and cf. {Par},
    prep.]
    Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for
    each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to
    individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of
    itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words.
    
    {Per annum}, by the year; in each successive year; annually.
    
    
    {Per cent}, {Per centum}, by the hundred; in the hundred; --
       used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of
       interest, and the like; commonly used in the shortened
       form per cent.
    
    
    
    {Per diem}, by the day. [For other phrases from the Latin,
       see Quotations, Phrases, etc., from Foreign Languages, in
       the Supplement.]
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. packed encoding rules.

2. partial equivalence relation.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "through".
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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