noun, plural pesos bolivianos.
a nickel-clad steel coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Bolivia, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the boliviano in 1963.
[pes-uh-ree] /ˈpɛs ə ri/ noun, plural pessaries. Medicine/Medical. 1. a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus. 2. a vaginal suppository. 3. (def 4). /ˈpɛsərɪ/ noun (med) (pl) -ries 1. a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such […]
/pes’im-l/ (Latin-based antonym for “optimal”) Maximally bad. “This is a pessimal situation.” Also “pessimise” To make as bad as possible. These words are the obvious Latin-based antonyms for “optimal” and “optimise”, but for some reason they do not appear in most English dictionaries, although “pessimise” is listed in the OED. [Jargon File] (1995-02-01)
- Pessimising compiler
/pes’*-mi:z”ing k*m-pi:l”r/ (Antonym of “optimising compiler”) A compiler that produces object code that is worse than the straightforward or obvious hand translation. The implication is that the compiler is actually trying to optimise the program, but through excessive cleverness is doing the opposite. A few pessimizing compilers have been written on purpose, however, as pranks […]
[pes-uh-miz-uh m] /ˈpɛs əˌmɪz əm/ noun 1. the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.: His pessimism about the future of our country depresses me. 2. the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds, or that all things naturally tend to evil. […]