p.a. Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “p.a.” in the English Dictionary

"p.a." in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/
abbreviation for per annum (= each ​year): a ​salary of $120,000 p.a.

panoun [C]

uk   us   /pɑː/ informal old-fashioned
a ​father: I ​miss my pa. [as form of address] Thanks, Pa.


uk   us   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/

p.a. noun (JOB)

[C] UK abbreviation forpersonalassistant: someone whose ​job is ​helping someone in a ​higherposition, ​especially by writing ​letters, ​arrangingmeetings, and making ​phonecalls: Chris ​works as a PA to the ​chiefexecutiveofficer. US [C] UK abbreviation for physician assistant


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

p.a. noun (MEDICAL)

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

p.a. noun (ADDRESS)

written abbreviation for the US ​state of Pennsylvania: used in ​addresses
(Definition of p.a. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “p.a.”
in Spanish Al Año…
in Vietnamese mỗi năm…
in Malaysian setiap tahun…
in Thai ต่อปี…
in Indonesian per tahun…
What is the pronunciation of p.a.?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More