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PA

noun uk   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/ us  

PA noun (JOB)

[C] UK abbreviation for personal assistant: someone whose job is helping someone in a higher position, especially by writing letters, arranging meetings, and making phone calls: Chris works as a PA to the managing director.

PA noun (SOUND EQUIPMENT)

[C usually singular] ( also PA system) abbreviation for public address system (= equipment for making sound, especially someone's voice, louder in a public place): They've just announced on the PA that our flight's been delayed.

PA noun (medical)

[C] specialized medical abbreviation for pulmonary artery (= the artery that carries dexogygenated blood from the heart to the lungs)

PA noun (ADDRESS)

written abbreviation for the US state of Pennsylvania: used in addresses
Translations of “PA”
in Spanish Sistema de Dirección Publica, Asistente Personal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 父親…
in Russian личный ассистент…
in Turkish yardımcı, sekreter, asistan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲…
in Polish osobist-y/a asystent/ka…
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