[pur; unstressed per] /pɜr; unstressed pər/
for each; for every:
Membership costs ten dollars per year. This cloth is two dollars per yard.
by means of; by; through:
I am sending the recipe per messenger.
according to; in accordance with:
I delivered the box per your instructions.
Informal. each; for each one:
The charge for window-washing was five dollars per.
a prefix meaning “through,” “thoroughly,” “utterly,” “very”:
pervert; pervade; perfect.
Chemistry. a prefix used in the names of inorganic acids and their salts that possess the maximum amount of the element specified in the base word: percarbonic (H 2 C 2 O 5), permanganic (HMnO 4), persulfuric (H 2 S 2 O 8), acids; potassium permanganate (KMnO 4); potassium persulfate (K 2 S 2 O 8).
/pɜː; unstressed pə/
for every: three pence per pound
(esp in some Latin phrases) by; through
as per, according to: as per specifications
(informal) as per usual, as usual
abbreviation (in Britain)
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away, beyond: perfidy
completely, throughly: perplex
indicating that a chemical compound contains a high proportion of a specified element: peroxide, perchloride
indicating that a chemical element is in a higher than usual state of oxidation: permanganate, perchlorate
(not in technical usage) a variant of peroxy- persulphuric acid
1580s (earlier in various Latin and French phrases), from Latin per “through, during, by means of, on account of, as in,” from PIE root *per- (1) “Base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meanings of ‘forward,’ ‘through,’ and a wide range of extended senses such as ‘in front of,’ ‘before,’ ‘early,’ ‘first,’ ‘chief,’ ‘toward,’ ‘against,’ ‘near,’ ‘at,’ ‘around'” [Watkins]. Cf. Sanskrit pari- “around, about, through,” pura “before, formerly;” Avestan pairi- “around,” paro “before;” Old Persian pariy; Hittite para- “on, forth;” Greek peri “around, about, near, beyond,” paros “before,” para “from beside, beyond,” pro “before;” Latin pro “before, for, on behalf of, instead of,” porro “forward,” prae “before;” Old English fore (prep.) “before, in front of;” (adv.) “before, previously;” German vor “for;” Old Church Slavonic pra-dedu “great-grandfather;” Russian pere- “through;” Lithuanian per “through;” Old Irish air- Gothic fair-, German ver-, Old English fer-, intensive prefixes.
word-forming element meaning “through, throughout; thoroughly; entirely, utterly,” from Latin preposition per (see per (prep.)).
1. Packed Encoding Rules.
2. partial equivalence relation.
[bey-uh-loo; Turkish bey-oh-loo] /ˈbeɪ əˌlu; Turkish ˌbeɪ oʊˈlu/ noun 1. a modern section of Istanbul, Turkey, N of the Golden Horn: commercial and residential area. /ˈpɪərə/ noun 1. the former name of Beyoğlu
[per-as-id] /pərˈæs ɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an oxyacid, the primary element of which is in its highest possible oxidation state, as , HClO 4 , and , HMnO 4 . /pɜːrˈæsɪd/ noun 1. an acid, such as perchloric acid, in which the element forming the acid radical exhibits its highest valency 2. (not in technical […]
peracute per·a·cute (pûr’ə-kyōōt’) adj. Very acute. Used of a disease.
[pur-uh d-ven-cher, per-] /ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-/ noun 1. chance, doubt, or uncertainty. 2. . adverb 3. Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps. /pərədˈvɛntʃə; ˌpɜːr-/ adverb 1. by chance; perhaps noun 2. chance, uncertainty, or doubt adv. 1620s, from Middle English peraventure (mid-15c.), from per auenture (late 13c.), from Old French par aventure (see […]