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pert

  

      adj  
1    saucy, impudent, or forward  
2    jaunty  
a pert little hat     
3    Obsolete   clever or brisk  
     (C13: variant of earlier apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperire to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertus expert)  
  pertly      adv  
  pertness      n  


PERT  
      n acronym for   programme evaluation and review technique  
pert.  
      abbrev. for   pertaining  
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PERT, PERT, pert., Perth

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
v.
To first know a little, then to think about it and finally you must imagine.
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.

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