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English Dictionary: p by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
    Synonym(s): phosphorus, P, atomic number 15
  2. the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
    Synonym(s): P, p
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Labial \La"bi*al\, n.
      1. (Phonetics) A letter or character representing an
            articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the
            lips, as {b}, {p}, {w}.
      2. (Mus.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue
      3. (Zo[94]l.) One of the scales which border the mouth of a
            fish or reptile.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mute \Mute\, n.
      1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
            unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
            (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
                  early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
            (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
            (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
            (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
                  selected for his place because he can not speak.
      2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
            letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
            formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
            passage of the breath; as, {p}, {b}, {d}, {k}, {t}.
      3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
            material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
            position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
            in order to deaden or soften the tone.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   P \P\ (p[emac]),
      the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal
      consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into
      which language the letter was brought, through the ancient
      Greek, from the Ph[d2]nician, its probable origin being
      Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f,
      and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient,
      receive. See {B}, {F}, and {M}. See Guide to Pronunciation,
      [sect][sect] 247, 248, and 184-195.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      ["Experience with Remote Procedure Calls in a Real-Time
      Control System", B. Carpenter et al, Soft Prac & Exp
      14(9):901-907 (Sep 1984)].
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