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P.C.

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

p.c.1

1.
(in prescriptions) after eating; after meals.
Origin
< Latin post cibōs

p.c.2

1.
2.
petty cash.
3.
postal card.
4.
price current.
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British Dictionary definitions for P.C.

P/C

abbreviation
1.
petty cash
2.
price current
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Word Origin and History for P.C.
P.C.
abbreviation for personal computer is from 1978; abbreviation for politically correct is by 1990.
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P.C. in Medicine

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

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P.C. in Culture

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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Related Abbreviations for P.C.

p.c.

  1. percent
  2. personal communication
  3. Latin post cibum (after meals)

P.C.

Privy Council
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