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English noun: pa

1. pa (person) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk


Synonymsdad, dada, daddy, papa, pappa, pop


Broader (hypernym)begetter, father, male parent

2. Pa (substance) a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead


Synonymsatomic number 91, protactinium, protoactinium


Broader (hypernym)metal, metallic element

3. Pa (quantity) a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter


Synonymspascal


Broader (hypernym)pressure unit

4. PA (location) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies


SynonymsKeystone State, Pennsylvania


Instance hypernymAmerican state


Part holonymAlleghenies, Allegheny, Allegheny Mountains, Allegheny River, Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, capital of Pennsylvania, Chester, City of Brotherly Love, Erie, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lehigh River, Monongahela, Monongahela River, Penn, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Susquehanna, Susquehanna River, University of Pennsylvania


Part meronymAmerica, Mid-Atlantic states, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA


Domain region membersBattle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg

5. PA (artifact) an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas


SynonymsP.A., P.A. system, PA system, public address system


Broader (hypernym)communication system


Part holonymamplifier, loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker, speaker system, speaker unit, tannoy









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