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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 ?
Would have been self-willed (he thought in his eminently practical way) but for her bringing-up.
Now that was practical in Mother, and I told her so.
Future history resolves itself, in their eyes, into the propaganda and the practical carrying out of their social plans.
There are perhaps few more impressive evidences of practical optimism and confidence than a new telephone exchange, with two-thirds of its wires waiting for the business of the future.
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.
Now his practical Scotch intelligence brought him back with a snap to the matter in hand.
That the whole difficulty already assumes practical shape; but with added dangers, that at first I did not imagine.
Be he what he may" (they always began like that), "he is an honest, practical man and we have nobody better.
After that, I thought my wisest proceeding would be to go away before my mysterious attendant was driven to practical extremities.
Something practical might be got out of the doctor.
Impey Barbicane was a man of forty years of age, calm, cold, austere; of a singularly serious and self-contained demeanor, punctual as a chronometer, of imperturbable temper and immovable character; by no means chivalrous, yet adventurous withal, and always bringing practical ideas to bear upon the very rashest enterprises; an essentially New Englander, a Northern colonist, a descendant of the old anti-Stuart Roundheads, and the implacable enemy of the gentlemen of the South, those ancient cavaliers of the mother country.
I hope that the list of available inexpensive editions of the chief authors may suggest a practical method of providing the material, especially for colleges which can provide enough copies for class use.
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