PD

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Noun[edit]

PD ‎(countable and uncountable, plural PDs)

  1. (law enforcement) Initialism of police department.
  2. (electronics) Initialism of phase detector.
  3. Initialism of public domain.
    • 1988, The Linguist: Journal of the Institute of Linguists (page 105)
      It is forbidden to market the software although PD libraries are entitled to charge for such supporting costs as administration, distribution etc.
  4. Initialism of peritoneal dialysis.
  5. Initialism of penile duplication.
  6. (U.S. military) Abbreviation of period (full stop) punctuation mark, used in communication systems without punctuation (e.g., telegrams).
    • 1944, telegram to Gen. Carl Andrew Spaatz from Gen. Jimmy Doolittle; Edward Renehan, The Kennedys at War, 1937-1945 (2002), Doubleday, page 304:
      ... WILFORD J. WILLY CMA SR GRADE LIEUTENANT AND JOSEPH P. KENNEDY SR GRADE LIEUTENANT CMA BOTH USNR CMA WERE KILLED PD COMMANDER SMITH ...

Proper noun[edit]

PD

  1. (Ireland) Initialism of Progressive Democrats, a political party.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

homophone of pédé

Noun[edit]

PD m

  1. (vulgar, offensive) fag; queer (male homosexual)

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

PD m

  1. Abbreviation of Privatdozent.