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"pa" in British English

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panoun [C]

uk   /pɑː/ us   /pɑː/ informal old-fashioned

p.a.adverb

uk   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/ us   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/

PAnoun

uk   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/ us   /ˌpiːˈeɪ/
  • 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
(Definition of pa from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pa" in American English

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panoun [C]

us   /, / infml
father: Do you know where pa went?

Panoun [C]

physics abbreviation forpascal
(Definition of pa from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"PA" in Business English

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PAnoun [C]

uk   us  
WORKPLACE abbreviation for personal assistant: someone whose job is helping someone in a higher position, especially by writing letters, arranging meetings, and making phone calls: PA to sb She is PA to the director of the organization.
COMMUNICATIONS abbreviation for public address system: a system used to make announcements or play music in public places

p.a.adverb

also pa uk   us  
→  per annum : The illustration assumes investment growth of just 1% p.a. after inflation and charges.
(Definition of PA from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“pa” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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