/pet’skee/ PET ASCII. The variation (many would say perversion) of the ASCII character set used by the Commodore Business Machines’ PET series of personal computers and the later Commodore 64, Commodore 16, and Commodore 128 computers. The PETSCII set used left-arrow and up-arrow (as in old-style ASCII) instead of underscore and caret, placed the unshifted alphabet at positions 65–90, put the shifted alphabet at positions 193–218, and added graphic characters.
noun 1. the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.
[pet] /pɛt/ noun 1. any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately. 2. a person especially cherished or indulged; favorite: He was the teacher’s pet. 3. a thing particularly cherished. adjective 4. kept or treated as a pet: a pet lamb. 5. especially cherished or indulged, as a […]
Pettenkoffer Pet·ten·kof·fer (pět’n-kô’fər), Max Josef von. 1818-1901. German chemist noted for his work in the fields of hygiene and disease prevention. He theorized that clean water, adequate ventilation, and effective sewage disposal would prevent the spread of disease.
- Pet therapy
noun the use of trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with patients; also called animal-assisted therapy Examples Some of the earliest uses of pet therapy in the United States were for psychiatric patients.