[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/
a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km).
former name of .
/ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ; Portuguese pernəmˈbuku/
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
the former name of Recife
[per-myoot] /pərˈmyut/ verb (used with object), permuted, permuting. 1. to alter; change. 2. Mathematics. to subject to . /pəˈmjuːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to change the sequence of 2. (maths) to subject to permutation v. late 14c., “to change one for another,” from French permuter or directly from Latin permutare “to change thoroughly” (see permutation). Mathematical […]
[per-uh n; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ən; French pɛˈrɔ̃/ noun, plural perrons [per-uh nz; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ənz; French pɛˈrɔ̃/ (Show IPA). Architecture. 1. an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it. /ˈpɛrən/ noun 1. an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of […]
[pe-raw-ne] /pɛ rɔˈnɛ/ noun 1. Jean Rodolphe [zhahn raw-dawlf] /ʒɑ̃ rɔˈdɔlf/ (Show IPA), 1708–94, French engineer.
[puh-roh, pe-; French pe-roh] /pəˈroʊ, pɛ-; French pɛˈroʊ/ noun 1. Nicolas [nik-uh-luh s;; French nee-kaw-lah] /ˈnɪk ə ləs;; French ni kɔˈlɑ/ (Show IPA), 1644–1717, North American fur trader and explorer in the Great Lakes region, born in France.