[par-uh-pit, -pet] /ˈpær ə pɪt, -ˌpɛt/
any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.
a low wall or railing along the edge of a balcony, roof, etc
Also called breastwork. a rampart, mound of sandbags, bank, etc, in front of a trench, giving protection from fire from the front
1580s, from Middle French parapet “breastwork” (16c.), or directly from Italian parapetto, from para- “defense” (see para- (2)) + petto “breast,” from Latin pectus (see pectoral (adj.)).
[par-uh f, puh-raf] /ˈpær əf, pəˈræf/ noun 1. a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery. /ˈpærəf/ noun 1. a flourish after a signature, originally to prevent forgery
[par-uh-feyz] /ˈpær əˌfeɪz/ noun, Electronics. 1. an amplifier that produces a push-pull output from a single input.
/ˌpærəˈfeɪzɪə/ noun 1. a defect of speech in which the normal flow of words is interrupted by inappropriate words and phrases paraphasia par·a·pha·sia (pār’ə-fā’zhə) or par·a·phra·si·a (-frā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Aphasia in which one loses the power of speaking correctly, substitutes one word for another, and jumbles words and sentences in such a way as to […]
[par-uh-fuh-net-i-deen, -din] /ˌpær ə fəˈnɛt ɪˌdin, -dɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. See under . [fuh-net-i-deen, -din] /fəˈnɛt ɪˌdin, -dɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless organic liquid, C 8 H 1 1 NO, used chiefly in its para form (para-phenetidine) in the synthesis of , dyes, and other compounds. /fɪˈnɛtɪˌdiːn; -dɪn/ noun 1. a liquid amine that […]