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P.A.

 Dictionary entry overview: What does P.A. mean? 

P.A. (noun)
  The noun P.A. has 1 sense:

1. an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas

  Familiarity information: P.A. used as a noun is very rare.


P.A. (adverb)
  The adverb P.A. has 1 sense:

1. by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)

  Familiarity information: P.A. used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


P.A. (noun)


Sense 1P.A. [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

P.A.; P.A. system; PA system; public address system; PA

Hypernyms ("P.A." is a kind of...):

communication system (a system for communicating)

Meronyms (parts of "P.A."):

amplifier (electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it)

loudspeaker; loudspeaker system; speaker; speaker system; speaker unit (electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance)

tannoy (a loudspeaker)


P.A. (adverb)


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Meaning:

By the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)

Synonyms:

per annum; p.a.; per year; each year; annually

Context examples:

he earned $100,000 per annum / we issue six volumes per annum


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