a p

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A/P

1.
account paid.
2.
accounts payable.
3.
authority to pay or purchase.
Also, a/p.

Air Police

noun
an organization of personnel in the U.S. Air force or Air National Guard serving as police. Abbreviation: AP, A.P.

Origin:
1940–45

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ap (æp)
 
prefix
son of: occurring as part of some surnames of Welsh origin: ap Thomas
 
[from Welsh mab son]

AP
 
abbreviation for
1.  Air Police
2.  Associated Press

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Word Origin & History

AP
abbreviation of Associated Press, first recorded 1879; the organization was founded May 1848 as co-operative news gathering effort among New York City newspaper publishers covering the war with Mexico.
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Medical Dictionary

ap. abbr.
apothecary

ap- 1
pref.
Variant of ad-.

ap- 2
pref.
Variant of apo-.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
AP
  1. access point

  2. adjective phrase

  3. advanced placement

  4. airplane

  5. air police

  6. American plan

  7. antipersonnel

  8. aorticopulmonary

  9. Armed Forces Pacific

  10. Associated Press

A/P
  1. account paid

  2. accounts payable

  3. authority to pay

  4. authority to purchase

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