PC

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

PC

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the petacoulomb, an SI unit of electric charge equal to 1015 coulombs.

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

PC (comparative more PC, superlative most PC)

  1. Initialism of partially continuous.
  2. Initialism of politically correct.
  3. Initialism of pro-choice.
  4. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative.

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Derived terms[edit]

  • (politically correct): PC up

Noun[edit]

PC (plural PCs)

  1. Initialism of parsec.
  2. Initialism of personal computer.
  3. Initialism of photocopy.
  4. Initialism of player character.
  5. (UK, Canada) Initialism of police constable.
  6. Initialism of political correctness.
  7. (organic chemistry) Initialism of polycarbonate.
  8. Initialism of posterior commissure.
  9. Initialism of privy council.
  10. Initialism of privy councillor.
  11. (US) Initialism of probable cause.
  12. Initialism of Probate Court.
  13. (TV) Initialism of production code.
  14. Initialism of Professional Corporation.
  15. (computing) Initialism of program counter.
  16. Initialism of progressive contextualization.
  17. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative.
  18. Initialism of protective custody.
  19. Initialism of private chat.
  20. Initialism of pubococcygeus muscle.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2005, Lance Parkin, The Gallifrey Chronicles, p. 79
    ‘I talked them out of that, and now one of their PCs is letting me borrow their PC. Very PC of him, I thought,’ the Doctor explained.
    the three uses in this quotation mean police constable, personal computer, and politically correct, respectively.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (police constable): WPC

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Proper noun[edit]

PC

  1. Initialism of Proto-Celtic.
  2. Initialism of Penn Central.
  3. (US, navy) Initialism of Coastal Patrol.
  4. Initialism of Phrozen Crew.
  5. (UK, politics) Initialism of Plaid Cymru.
  6. (US) Initialism of Presbyterian Church.
  7. (Canada, politics) Initialism of Progressive Canadian Party.
  8. (Canada, politics, dated) Initialism of Progressive Conservative Party.

Verb[edit]

PC (third-person singular simple present PCs, present participle PCing, simple past and past participle PCed)

  1. (with up) To make politically correct.
    • 1991 December, Renée Gearhart Levy, “PC’ed Out,” Syracuse University Magazine, quoted in Steven Mailloux, Reception Histories, Cornell University Press (1998), ISBN 978-0-8014-8506-0, page 169.
    • a. 2005, John Donoghue, Shakespeare My Butt, Second Edition, Troubador Publishing Ltd (2005), ISBN 978-1-904744-73-3, page 193:
      However, the process of ‘PC’ing’ cheese on toast was too much for me.
    • 2005, Matthew Coker, Explanations 2005, Lulu.com, ISBN 9781411668010, page 272:
      Becoming up in arms against the ACLU and others who are PCing Christmas really will amount to nothing in the end.
    • 2008, Giz, Ménage à 3
      Zii: Weren’t they purple, though?
      Gary: That was the cartoon. Hanna-Barbera PCed it up for Amer…

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