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"pert" in British English

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pertadjective

uk   /pɜːt/  us   /pɝːt/
attractivelysmall and ​firm, as a ​description of a ​part of the ​body: a pert ​bottom/​nose used to ​describebehaviour or ​qualities, ​especially in a ​young woman, that are ​humorous because they do not show much ​respect: a pert ​answer/​glance/​smile
(Definition of pert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pert" in American English

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pertadjective [not gradable]

 us   /pɜrt/
(esp. of a ​young woman) ​energetic, ​enthusiastic, and confident Pert can also ​meansmall and ​attractive: a pert ​nose Pert can also ​mean too confident and not ​showingrespect: a pert ​reply
(Definition of pert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"PERT" in Business English

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PERTnoun [S]

uk   us  
PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT abbreviation for Project Evaluation and Review Technique: a ​method of ​organizing a ​project and ​judging how well it is going, by ​calculating the length of ​time needed for each ​task and the ​order in which they can be done: The PERT ​method is a ​technique that ​allows you to ​manage the ​scheduling of a ​project.
(Definition of PERT from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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