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PA Tweet Definition of PA Like Definition of PA on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. Pennsylvania
initialism (plural PAs)
  1. public address system
  2. personal assistant
  3. Power Amplifier
  4. Prince Albert (piercing)
  5. Public Accountant
    1. Public Act
  6. Physician's Assistant
  7. 'per annum'' (i.e. interest)
     
phonograph Tweet Definition of phonograph Like Definition of phonograph on Facebook
noun 
  1. Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
  2. (context, Commonwealth) A device that reproduces sound from cylinder records.
  3. (context, North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
     
phonographic Tweet Definition of phonographic Like Definition of phonographic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, or related to phonography or to a phonograph
     
pickup Tweet Definition of pickup Like Definition of pickup on Facebook
noun 
  1. Alternative spelling of pick up.
  2. A shortened form of pick up truck.
     
pink noise Tweet Definition of pink noise Like Definition of pink noise on Facebook
noun 
  1. A signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the spectral energy density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.
     
playback Tweet Definition of playback Like Definition of playback on Facebook
noun 
  1. The replaying of previously recorded sound or moving images.
     
player Tweet Definition of player Like Definition of player on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who plays any game.
  2. A dramatic actor.
  3. One who plays on a musical instrument.
  4. A gamester; a gambler.
  5. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
  6. A person who play the field, plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.
adjective 
  1. of something that "plays" itself; a player piano.
     
pressing Tweet Definition of pressing Like Definition of pressing on Facebook
noun 
  1. The application of pressure by a press or other means.
  2. A metal or plastic part made with a press.
  3. The process of improve, improving the appearance of clothing by removing creases with a press or an iron.
  4. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
  5. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
  6. urgent, Urgent insistence.
verb 
  1. (present participle of, press)
adjective 
  1. Needing urgent attention.
    • 1841, w:Charles_Dickens, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 75,
    • :"I come on business."Private," he added, with a glance at the man who stood looking on, "and very business."
      1. insistent, Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
    • 1891, w:Oscar_Wilde, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2,
    • :You are very , Basil, but I am afraid I must go.
    • 1908, w:Joseph_Conrad, Joseph Conrad, "The Duel,"
    • :He was and persuasive.
     

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