(University of California at Santa Cruz) Used when referring to a person with no network address, frequently to forestall confusion. Most often as part of an introduction: “This is Bill, a person of no account, but he used to be email@example.com”.
Compare return from the dead.
[pur-suh n] /ˈpɜr sən/ noun 1. a human being, whether an adult or child: The table seats four persons. 2. a human being as distinguished from an animal or a thing. 3. an individual human being who likes or prefers something specified (used in combination): I’ve never been a cat person. 4. Sociology. an individual […]
[pur-suh n-tuh-pur-suh n] /ˈpɜr sən təˈpɜr sən/ adjective 1. (of a long-distance telephone call) chargeable only upon speaking with a specified person at the number called: a person-to-person call to her brother in California. Compare . 2. involving personal or intimate contact between persons: person-to-person diplomacy; a disease contracted through person-to-person contacts. adverb 3. (in […]
[pur-suh n-yeer] /ˈpɜr sənˌyɪər/ noun 1. a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work done by one person in a year consisting of a standard number of person-days.
[per-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /pərˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. the deep penetration of a liquid into a highly porous solid, resulting in an intimate mixture.