pc Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pc" in British English

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UK written abbreviation for percent : an ​increase of 22 pc


specialized medical written abbreviation forpost cibum (= after ​meals)

PCnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpiːˈsiː/

pc noun [C] (COMPUTER)

A2 abbreviation for personal computer : The ​price of PCs has been ​tumblingrecently.
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  • I need a new PC.
  • Do you use a ​Mac or a PC?

pc noun [C] (POLICE)

UK abbreviation for police constable : PC Owens
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uk   us   /ˌpiːˈsiː/
abbreviation for politically correct
(Definition of pc from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"PC" in American English

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PCnoun [C]

(also pc)  us   /ˈpiˈsi/

PC noun [C] (COMPUTER)

abbreviation for personal computer (= a ​smallcomputer used in ​homes and ​offices)


 us   /ˈpiˈsi/

PC adjective (CORRECT)

abbreviation for politically correct
(Definition of PC from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pc" in Business English

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pcnoun, adverb, adjective

uk   us  
written abbreviation for percent : Discounts of 10 pc are given to those aged 60 ​plus.

PCnoun [C]

(also pc) uk   us   /ˌpiːˈsiː/
IT abbreviation for personalcomputer: a medium-sized ​computer that is ​designed to be used by one ​person at a ​time: a desktop PC the PC ​industry/​market a PC ​maker/​manufacturer/​user
(Definition of pc from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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