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Usage statistics for the noun P:

written English100% imaginative writing0.96%informational writing99.04%

P is sometimes a misspelling of body or but.

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Definition of the noun p

What does p mean as a name of something?

P is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural: -

  1. a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of P: atomic number 15 / phosphorus
    • more generic terms: chemical element / element = any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
    • substance of: apatite = a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate
  2. the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

Alternative definition of the noun p


  1. See park.
  2. See phone.
  3. See pager.
  4. See passenger.
  5. [chess] Pawn.
  6. [context: slang, chiefly US] A "pure" form of an illegal drug, especially heroin.

Other definitions of p

What does p also mean?


  1. Latn-def, en, letter, 16, pee


  1. Latn-def, en, ordinal, 16, pee


  1. post, meaning after
  2. Music symbol for piano (play softly)
  3. page (plural pp)
  4. [UK] penny; pence.


  1. Latn-def, en, letter, 16, pee


  1. Latn-def, en, ordinal, 16, pee

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