PAC

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PAC (plural PACs)

  1. (computing) Initialism of programmable automation controller.
  2. (computing) Initialism of proxy auto-config (file).
  3. (US politics) Initialism of political action committee.
    Hyponyms: spooky PAC, super PAC
    • 2006, Peter L. Francia, The Future of Organized Labor in American Politics, Columbia University Press (→ISBN), page 81:
      A PAC may contribute no more than $5,000 to a federal candidate in a general or primary election. PACs have grown to become the second-largest source of campaign funds, trailing only individuals (Herrnson 2004).
    • 2020 November 10, Shane Goldmacher; Maggie Haberman; Rachel Shorey, “Trump Starts PAC for Future Endeavors, Biden Will Speak on Obamacare Case”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The new group, called Save America, is a federal fund-raising vehicle known as a leadership PAC that has donation limits of $5,000 per donor per year. [] In that sense, his PAC could become a fan-subsidized machine to perpetuate his agenda and plot his next moves.
  4. (software design) Initialism of presentation-abstraction-control.

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PAC

  1. (military) Abbreviation of Pacific. (Pacific Ocean)

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PAC f (plural PAC)

  1. Acronym of Politique agricole commune (Common Agricultural Policy)

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