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"per" in British English

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perpreposition

uk   strong /pɜːr/ weak /r/  us   /pɝː/  //
A2 used when expressing rates, 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 square mile here than anywhere else 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 speed limit is 55 miles per hour. This dish is 225 calories per serving.
(Definition of per from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"per" in Business English

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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 group posted 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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“per” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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