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pc

picocurie; picocuries.

pc.

1.
plural pcs. piece.
2.
prices.

P/C

1.
petty cash.
2.
price current.
Also, p/c.

P.C.

1.
Past Commander.
2.
British. Police Constable.
4.
Post Commander.
5.
British. Prince Consort.
6.
British. Privy Council.

p.c.

1
(in prescriptions) after eating; after meals.

Origin:
< Latin post cibōs

p.c.

2
2.
petty cash.
3.
postal card.
4.
price current.
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pc
 
abbreviation for
1.  per cent
2.  postcard
3.  obsolete (in prescriptions) post cibum
4.  parsec
 
[(sense 3) Latin: after meals]

PC
 
abbreviation for
1.  personal computer
2.  Parish Council(lor)
3.  Past Commander
4.  (in Britain and Canada) Police Constable
5.  politically correct
6.  Prince Consort
7.  (in Britain and Canada) Privy Council(lor)
8.  (in Canada) Progressive Conservative

P/C, p/c or p.c.
 
abbreviation for
1.  petty cash
2.  price current
 
p/c, p/c or p.c.
 
abbreviation for
 
p.c., p/c or p.c.
 
abbreviation for

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Word Origin & History

P.C.
abbreviation for personal computer is from 1978; abbreviation for politically correct is by 1990.
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Medical Dictionary

p.c. abbr.
Latin post cibum (after meals)

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Cultural Dictionary

p.c. definition


An abbreviation for “politically correct.” It refers to social, political, and educational changes designed to redress historical injustices in areas such as race, gender, ethnic background, and sexual orientation: “Haven't you read the latest directive on p.c. language? Please refer to our colleagues as ‘women,’ not ‘ladies’ or ‘girls.’” The phrase and abbreviation, which also appears as PC, both debuted in the late twentieth century.

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Computing Dictionary

PC definition


1. personal computer.
2. IBM PC.
3. program counter.
4. printed circuit.
5. Parallel C.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
PC
  1. partly cloudy

  2. Past Commander

  3. penal code

  4. personal computer

  5. photoconductive

  6. police constable

  7. post commander

  8. political correctness

  9. politically correct

  10. professional corporation

  11. pulverized coal

pc
parallax second
pc.
piece
p.c.
  1. percent

  2. personal communication

  3. Latin post cibum (after meals)

P.C.
Privy Council
p/c
  1. petty cash

  2. prices current

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Idioms & Phrases

PC

Also, p.c. An abbreviation for politically correct.

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Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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