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Definition of PER

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Per- \Per-\ [See {Per}.]
     1. A prefix used to signify through, throughout, by, for, or as an intensive as perhaps, by hap or chance; perennial, that lasts throughout the year; perforce, through or by force; perfoliate, perforate; perspicuous, evident throughout or very evident; perplex, literally, to entangle very much. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Chem.) Originally, denoting that the element to the name of which it is prefixed in the respective compounds exercised its highest valence; now, only that the element has a higher valence than in other similar compounds; thus, barium peroxide is the highest oxide of barium; while nitrogen and manganese peroxides, so-called, are not the highest oxides of those elements. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Per \Per\, prep. [L. Cf. {Far}, {For-}, {Pardon}, and cf. {Par}, prep.] Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words. [1913 Webster]

     {Per annum}, by the year; in each successive year; annually.


     {per cent}, {Per centum}, {percent}, by the hundred; in the hundred; a proportion multiplied by one hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of interest, and the like; most commonly used in the shortened form per cent; as, 5 is ten per cent of 50. It is commonly symbolized with the per cent sign, "%".

     {Per diem}, by the day. [For other phrases from the Latin, see Quotations, Phrases, etc., from Foreign Languages, in the Supplement.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PER
         Packed Encoding Rules (ASN.1)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PER
         Program Event Recording


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "per":
     accommodated to, according to, adapted to, adjusted to, after, agreeable to, agreeably to, all, answerable to, aside, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, by way of, conformable to, congruent with, consistent with, each, for each, hereby, herewith, in accordance with, in agreement with, in compliance with, in conformity with, in correspondence to, in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in lock-step with, in obedience to, in step with, in uniformity with, in virtue of, on, per capita, proper to, suitable for, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, uniform with, upon, vagabond, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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