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pane Tweet Definition of pane Like Definition of pane on Facebook
noun
  1. An individual sheet of glass in a window.
  2. (computing) A layer in the build-up of a GUI.
perforated Tweet Definition of perforated Like Definition of perforated on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, perforate)
adjective
  1. Pierced with holes.
  2. Specifically, having a series of holes enabling easy tearing along a straight line.
perforation Tweet Definition of perforation Like Definition of perforation on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of perforating or the state of being perforated
  2. any opening in a solid object
  1. (medicine) an abnormal opening in an organ, such as a rupture
    1. a series of holes punched through something in order to assist in separating parts
  2. (mathematics) that portion of a surface that remains after an open disk is removed from it
perforation gauge Tweet Definition of perforation gauge Like Definition of perforation gauge on Facebook
noun
  1. (philately) A device for measuring the number of perforations per 2 centimetre distance along the edge of a postage stamp.
philately Tweet Definition of philately Like Definition of philately on Facebook
noun
  1. stamp, Stamp collecting.
  2. The study of postage stamps, postal routes, postal history, etc.
P.O. Tweet Definition of P.O. Like Definition of P.O. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. post office
postage Tweet Definition of postage Like Definition of postage on Facebook
noun
  1. The charge for posting an item
  2. The postage stamp, or similar token, affixed to an item of post as evidence of payment
postal Tweet Definition of postal Like Definition of postal on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to the collection , sorting and delivery of mail.
postcard Tweet Definition of postcard Like Definition of postcard on Facebook
noun (or post card)
  1. a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended to be written on and mailed without an envelope.
postmark Tweet Definition of postmark Like Definition of postmark on Facebook
noun
  1. A marking made by a postal service on a letter, package, postcard or the like, usually indicating the place where and the date and time when the item was received or processed for the first time, and often serving to cancel a postage stamp.
verb
  1. To apply a postmark on.
post office Tweet Definition of post office Like Definition of post office on Facebook
noun
  1. a building, office or shop concerned with the business of delivering letters, post or mail and selling stamps etc
  2. (UK) the organisation that delivers letters; The Royal Mail.
postpaid Tweet Definition of postpaid Like Definition of postpaid on Facebook
adjective
  1. paid in advance (used especially of mail items)
p.p. Tweet Definition of p.p. Like Definition of p.p. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. (grammar): past participle
Provisional Tweet Definition of Provisional Like Definition of Provisional on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as Provo)
  1. a member of the w:Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional Irish Republican Army

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