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  • 1 A per se — A A (named [=a] in the English, and most commonly [ a] in other languages). The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms… …

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  • 2 Ethiops per se — Ethiops E thi*ops . [NL. See {Ethiop}.] (Old Chem.) A black substance; formerly applied to various preparations of a black or very dark color. [Written also {[AE]thiops}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Ethiops martial} (Old Chem.), black oxide of iron.… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 Per annum — 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,… …

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  • 6 Per cent — 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,… …

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  • 7 Per centum — 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,… …

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  • 8 Per diem — Per di em [L.] By the day; substantively (chiefly U. S.), an allowance or amount of so much by the day. Also used adjectivally; as, a per diem allowance. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …

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  • 9 Per diem — 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,… …

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  • 10 Per salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …

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  • 11 precipitate per se — Precipitate Pre*cip i*tate, n. [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. pr[ e]cipit[ e].] (Chem.) An insoluble substance separated from a solution in a concrete state by the action of some reagent added to the solution, or of some force, such as heat or cold.… …

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  • 12 as per — preposition Date: 1782 in accordance with ; according to < as per your instructions > …

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  • 13 per- — prefix Etymology: Latin, through, throughout, thoroughly, detrimental to, from per 1. throughout ; thoroughly < peruse > 2. a. containing the largest possible or a relatively large proportion of a (specified) chemical element < perchloroethylene… …

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  • 14 per capita — adverb or adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin, by heads Date: 1682 1. equally to each individual 2. per unit of population ; by or for each person < the highest income per capita of any state in the union > …

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  • 15 per centum — noun Etymology: per + Latin centum Date: circa 1565 percent …

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  • 16 per curiam — adverb or adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin per curiam, literally, by the court Date: 1685 by the court as a whole rather than by a single justice and usually without extended discussion < a per curiam decision > …

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  • 17 per mill — adverb Etymology: per + Latin mille thousand Date: 1721 per thousand • permillage noun …

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  • 18 per second per second — adverb Date: 1922 per second every second used of acceleration …

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  • 19 per stirpes — adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin, by familial stocks Date: 1682 in equal shares to each member of a specified class with the share of a deceased member divided proportionately among his or her beneficiaries (as children) < the estate was… …

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  • 20 per — I. preposition Etymology: Latin, through, by means of, by more at for Date: 14th century 1. by the means or agency of ; through < per bearer > 2. with respect to every member of a specified group ; for each 3. according to often used with as …

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