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pas

[pah] /pɑ/
noun, plural pas.
1.
a step or series of steps in ballet.
2.
right of precedence.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < French < Latin passus. See pace1

pa

[pah, paw] /pɑ, pɔ/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
short for papa
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British Dictionary definitions for pas

pas

/pɑː; French /
noun (pl) pas (pɑːz; French) ()
1.
a dance step or movement, esp in ballet
2.
(rare) the right to precede; precedence
Word Origin
C18: French, literally: step

PAS

abbreviation
1.
physician-assisted suicide: a practice in which a terminally-ill person requests a medical practitioner to administer a lethal dose of medication

pa1

/pɑː/
noun
1.
an informal word for father

pa2

/pɑː/
noun (NZ)
1.
a Māori village or settlement
2.
(history) a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
3.
go back to the pa, to abandon city life in favour of rural life
Word Origin
Māori

pa3

abbreviation
1.
Panama

Pa

Chemical symbol
1.
protactinium
symbol
2.
pascal

PA

abbreviation
1.
Pennsylvania
2.
personal appearance
3.
personal assistant
4.
(military) Post Adjutant
5.
power of attorney
6.
press agent
7.
Press Association
8.
(banking) private account
9.
public-address system
10.
publicity agent
11.
Publishers Association
12.
purchasing agent
13.
(insurance) particular average
14.
(in New Zealand) probationary assistant
15.
Panama (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pas
n.

"a step in dancing," 1775, from French pas; see pass (n.). Used in forming names for types of dances, e.g. pas de deux (1762).

pa

1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).

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pas in Medicine

Pa
The symbol for the element protactinium.

PA or P.A.
abbr.
physician's assistant

PAS or PASA
abbr.

  1. para-aminosalicylic acid

  2. periodic acid-Schiff

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pas in Science
Pa  
  1. Abbreviation of pascal

  2. The symbol for protactinium.


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Related Abbreviations for pas

PAS

  1. para-aminosalicylic acid
  2. periodic acid-Schiff stain
  3. pseudo aircraft simulation
  4. pulmonary artery systolic pressure

pa

  1. pulmonary artery
  2. Punjabi

Pa

  1. pascal
  2. protactinium

PA

  1. Palestinian Authority
  2. Panama (international vehicle ID)
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. physician's assistant
  5. plate appearances (baseball)
  6. power of attorney
  7. press agent
  8. professional association
  9. prosecuting attorney
  10. public-address system
  11. public affairs
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