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per

  
  (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1    for every  
three pence per pound     
      prep  
2    (esp. in some Latin phrases) by; through  
3    as per   according to  
as per specifications     
4    as per usual  
Informal   as usual  
     (C15: from Latin: by, for each)  


ignotum per ignotius     (Latin)  
      n   an explanation that is obscurer than the thing to be explained  
     (literally: the unknown by means of the more unknown)  
obscurum per obscurius  
      n      another term for       ignotum per ignotius  
     (Latin: the obscure by the more obscure)  
pay-per-view  
      n  
a    a system of television broadcasting by which subscribers pay for each programme they wish to receive  
b    (as modifier)  
a pay-per-view channel     
PER     (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for   Professional Employment Register  
per.  
      abbrev. for  
1    period  
2    person  
per-  
      prefix  
1    through  
pervade     
2    throughout  
perennial     
3    away, beyond  
perfidy     
4    completely, throughly  
perplex     
5    (intensifier)  
perfervid     
6    indicating that a chemical compound contains a high proportion of a specified element  
peroxide, perchloride     
7    indicating that a chemical element is in a higher than usual state of oxidation  
permanganate, perchlorate     
8    not in technical usage      a variant of       peroxy-  
persulphuric acid     
     (from Latin per through)  
per annum  
      adv   every year or by the year  
per ardua ad astra     (Latin)   through difficulties to the stars: the motto of the RAF  
per capita  
      adj  
      adv   of or for each person  
     (Latin, literally: according to heads)  
per cent  
      adv  
1      (Also)    per centum   in or for every hundred  
      n     (also)   
  percent  
2    a percentage or proportion  
3    often pl   securities yielding a rate of interest as specified  
he bought three percents     
     (C16: from Medieval Latin per centum out of every hundred)  
per contra  
      adv   on the contrary  
     (from Latin)  
per diem  
      adv  
1    every day or by the day  
      n  
2   
a    an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working  
b    (as modifier)  
a per-diem allowance     
     (from Latin)  
per mensem     (Latin)  
      adv   every month or by the month  
per mill   , mil  
      adv   by the thousand or in each thousand  
     (C19: from per + French or Latin mille thousand, on the model of per cent)  
per pro  
      prep   by delegation to; through the agency of: used when signing documents on behalf of someone else  
     (Latin: abbreviation of per procurationem)  
See at pp  
per se  
      adv   by or in itself; intrinsically  
     (Latin)  
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PER     (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for   Professional Employment Register  


ignotum per ignotius     (Latin)  
      n   an explanation that is obscurer than the thing to be explained  
     (literally: the unknown by means of the more unknown)  
obscurum per obscurius  
      n      another term for       ignotum per ignotius  
     (Latin: the obscure by the more obscure)  
pay-per-view  
      n  
a    a system of television broadcasting by which subscribers pay for each programme they wish to receive  
b    (as modifier)  
a pay-per-view channel     
per     (unstressed)  
      determiner  
1    for every  
three pence per pound     
      prep  
2    (esp. in some Latin phrases) by; through  
3    as per   according to  
as per specifications     
4    as per usual  
Informal   as usual  
     (C15: from Latin: by, for each)  
per.  
      abbrev. for  
1    period  
2    person  
per-  
      prefix  
1    through  
pervade     
2    throughout  
perennial     
3    away, beyond  
perfidy     
4    completely, throughly  
perplex     
5    (intensifier)  
perfervid     
6    indicating that a chemical compound contains a high proportion of a specified element  
peroxide, perchloride     
7    indicating that a chemical element is in a higher than usual state of oxidation  
permanganate, perchlorate     
8    not in technical usage      a variant of       peroxy-  
persulphuric acid     
     (from Latin per through)  
per annum  
      adv   every year or by the year  
per ardua ad astra     (Latin)   through difficulties to the stars: the motto of the RAF  
per capita  
      adj  
      adv   of or for each person  
     (Latin, literally: according to heads)  
per cent  
      adv  
1      (Also)    per centum   in or for every hundred  
      n     (also)   
  percent  
2    a percentage or proportion  
3    often pl   securities yielding a rate of interest as specified  
he bought three percents     
     (C16: from Medieval Latin per centum out of every hundred)  
per contra  
      adv   on the contrary  
     (from Latin)  
per diem  
      adv  
1    every day or by the day  
      n  
2   
a    an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working  
b    (as modifier)  
a per-diem allowance     
     (from Latin)  
per mensem     (Latin)  
      adv   every month or by the month  
per mill   , mil  
      adv   by the thousand or in each thousand  
     (C19: from per + French or Latin mille thousand, on the model of per cent)  
per pro  
      prep   by delegation to; through the agency of: used when signing documents on behalf of someone else  
     (Latin: abbreviation of per procurationem)  
See at pp  
per se  
      adv   by or in itself; intrinsically  
     (Latin)  

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per se

  
  
as such, by definition, by itself, by its very nature, essentially, in essence, in itself, intrinsically, of itself  

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obscurum per obscurius exp.
a mystery wrapped in an enigma
Latin phrase meaning "to explain an obscurity by something still more obscure"

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n.
round per minute
Used for the rotational speed of gramophone records. Ex. : "45 rpm", "33 rpm", "78 rpm".
abbr. acron.
average revenue per user
[Tech.];[Comp.];[Bus.] acronym
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