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PA system

Also, P.A. system, p.a. system.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40

public-address system

[puhb-lik-uh-dres] /ˈpʌb lɪk əˈdrɛs/
noun
1.
a combination of electronic devices that makes sound audible via loudspeakers to many people, as in an auditorium or out of doors.
Also called PA system, P.A. system, p.a. system.
Origin
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for p a system

PA system

noun

public-address system

noun
1.
a system of one or more microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers for increasing the sound level of speech or music, used in auditoriums, public gatherings, etc Sometimes shortened to PA system
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