p.a. Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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…
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