P c

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P.C.

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

politically correct

noun
marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially race, gender, sexual affinity, or ecology. Abbreviation: PC, P.C.

political correctness, noun

professional corporation

noun
a corporation formed by one or more licensed practitioners, especially medical or legal, to operate their practices on a corporate plan. Abbreviation: PC, P.C.

Origin:
1965–70

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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

politically correct
 
adj
PC demonstrating progressive ideals, esp by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, esp concerning race and gender
 
political correctness
 
n

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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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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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Abbreviations & Acronyms
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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