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"per" in British English

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perpreposition

uk   strong /pɜːr/  us   /pɝː/ weak /r/  //
A2 used when ​expressingrates, ​prices, or ​measurements to ​mean "for each": The ​meal will ​cost $20 per ​person. The ​car was ​travelling at 70 ​miles per ​hour (70 ​mph). There are more ​cafés per ​squaremile here than ​anywhereelse in the ​country.
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(Definition of per from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"per" in American English

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perpreposition

 us   /pɜr, pər/
for each: The ​speedlimit is 55 ​miles per ​hour. This ​dish is 225 ​calories per ​serving.
(Definition of per from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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perpreposition

uk     us   strong /pɜːr/ weak /r/
used when ​talking about ​prices, ​rates, etc. to ​mean the ​amount for each one: per day/hour/month, etc. Property ​prices in the ​area have ​increased by an ​average of 20% per ​year over the last three ​years. The ​groupposted earnings per ​share of 55.4p in the second ​quarter.per head/person Tickets ​cost $50 per ​person. per ​litre/million/​minute
as per sth formal according to something: as per your instructions/letter/request The ​policy was not ​terminated as per your ​request.
(Definition of per from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “per”
in Korean 당…
in Arabic لكُلّ…
in Malaysian se, bagi setiap…
in French par…
in Russian в, на, за (определенную единицу)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 每,每一…
in Italian per, a…
in Turkish her biri, her biri için, başına…
in Polish na, za…
in Spanish por, a la…
in Vietnamese mỗi, cho mỗi…
in Portuguese por…
in Thai แต่ละ, ต่อหนึ่ง…
in German pro…
in Catalan per…
in Japanese ~当たり, ~につき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 每,每一…
in Indonesian setiap…
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