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PPM (Post Meridian)
PPark (automatic transmissions)
PParking
PPence
PPage
PPower Set (mathematics, set of all subsets)
PProgram
PPower
PPorno
PPartner
PPort
PProtection
PPoor
PPressure
PPath
PPassed (that a bill was approved; US House)
PPhiladelphia, PA (mint mark)
PPractical
PNorthern Ontario (postal code designation, Canada)
PPara (benzene)
PPolish (rabbit breed)
PPiano (music)
PPersonnel
PParent Corporation (IRB)
PPilot
PProvider (IETF RFC 2547)
PProgressive Scan
PPortugal (ISO Country Identifier)
PPacked
PPole
PPriority (logging abbreviation)
PPriority (precedence level)
PPrecision
PProof (coin and stamp collecting)
PPentium (Intel processor)
PPatrol (US military aircraft designation; as in P-2D)
PProcessor
PPlug (electrical connector)
PPunch
PPulse
PParagraph (HTML)
PPromoted
PPause(d)
PPedigree (breeding and genetics)
PProbability (Statistics, Probability theory)
PProbable (player's likelihood of participating)
PPursuit (US military aircraft designation, 1925-1947; as in P-51)
PPredicted
PPointer
PPitcher (baseball)
PPhillips Petroleum (stock symbol)
PPegasus (as in PMail)
PPoints scored (hockey)
PPosse
PPunctuation
PPawn (Chess)
PPersonal issue (Stores 100 code)
PProvisional
PProblematic
PPrecedence
PPartition function (mathematics; number theory)
PPosterior
PParity
PProton
PPerch
PPico- (10^-12, SI Prefix)
PPhosphorus
PProgeny (breeding and genetics)
PPeta- (10^15)
PPesos
PPeacekeeping
PPoise
PProline (amino acid)
PPropeller (aircraft type)
PPouce (French: inch)
PPolynomial (Complexity Theory)
PPermutation (probability)
PPhon (unit of apparent loudness)
PPunter (football)
PPesetas
PPhosphore (French)
PPhosphoprotein (virus protein)
PPyrazinamide
PProbability of detection
PCompressional (wave)
PPultrusion
PPromotable
PPrimipara
PParental Generation (genetics)
PNewspaper Stamp (Scott Catalogue prefix; philately)
PPermeability Constant
PP Sub-Shell (second subshell of an electron shell)
POnde Prime (Italian: second wave; seismography)
PPrimary Body Waves
PProcedure-Required Tuned NAVAID (aviation)
P(before officer title acronym) Past Officer
PUS DoT tire speed rating (93 mph)
PFirst Heartbeat Wave
References in classic literature ?
One would think, that a deliberate and practical denial of its authority was the only offense never contemplated by its government; else, why has it not assigned its definite, its suitable and proportionate, penalty?
Then I told her, with my arms clasped round her, how I loved her, so dearly, and so dearly; how I felt it right to offer to release her from her engagement, because now I was poor; how I never could bear it, or recover it, if I lost her; how I had no fears of poverty, if she had none, my arm being nerved and my heart inspired by her; how I was already working with a courage such as none but lovers knew; how I had begun to be practical, and look into the future; how a crust well earned was sweeter far than a feast inherited; and much more to the same purpose, which I delivered in a burst of passionate eloquence quite surprising to myself, though I had been thinking about it, day and night, ever since my aunt had astonished me.
Richard, in his student days, had acquired a great reputation for practical joking, and he seemed to relish the dish which was being served up to him in his turn.
Its motto must be "Ich dien"--I serve; and it will be the work of the future statesmen of the telephone to illustrate this motto in all its practical variations.
Some portion of this knowledge may, no doubt, be acquired in a man's closet; but some of it also can only be derived from the public sources of information; and all of it will be acquired to best effect by a practical attention to the subject during the period of actual service in the legislature.
A second and more practical, but less systematic, form of this Socialism sought to depreciate every revolutionary movement in the eyes of the working class, by showing that no mere political reform, but only a change in the material conditions of existence, in economic relations, could be of any advantage to them.
Aided by a good deal of money, and directed by the suggestions of a strong and practical reason, his enterprise throve to a degree that the climate and rugged face of the country which he selected would seem to forbid.
What incited me was independent of honour and compassion; it was the prompting of a love supreme, practical, remorseless in its aim; it was the practical thought that no woman need be counted as lost for ever, unless she be dead!
Marriage with the men and women of his world was a practical business, arranged and conducted by practical people, who lived practical lives, and died practical deaths.
Adam, who was by nature of a more militant disposition than his elderly friend, was glad to see that the conference at once assumed a practical trend.
Despite Angel Clare's plausible representation to himself and to Tess of the practical need for their immediate marriage, there was in truth an element of precipitancy in the step, as became apparent at a later date.
And, besides all this, it is necessary to know what sort of government is best fitting for all cities: for most of those writers who have treated this subject, however speciously they may handle other parts of it, have failed in describing the practical parts: for it is not enough to be able to perceive what is best without it is what can be put in practice.
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