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  1. (international standards, obsolete) Former ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for East Timor from 1975 to 2002.
    Synonyms: TMP (alpha-3 1975–2002), TL (2002–present, as Timor-Leste)
  2. (international standards, obsolete) Former ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Portuguese Timor from 1974 to 1975.
    Synonym: TMP (alpha-3)

Usage notes[edit]

The code was deprecated in favour of TL following the restoration of independence from Indonesia and the reestablishment of the country as Timor-Leste. However, it remained in use before that point, as the 1976 Indonesian annexation was never legally recognised by the United Nations.



TP (countable and uncountable, plural TPs)

  1. (colloquial) Initialism of toilet paper.
    • 1994, “The Great Cornholio” (4:31 from the start), in Beavis and Butt-Head, season 4, episode 31, spoken by Beavis (Mike Judge):
      I need TP for my bung-hole.
  2. (anatomy) Initialism of transverse process.
  3. (physiology) Initialism of threshold potential.
  4. (medicine) Initialism of trigger point.
  5. (linguistics) Initialism of tense phrase.
  6. (mathematics) Initialism of transportation problem.
  7. (baseball) Initialism of triple play.
  8. (engineering) Initialism of true position.
  9. Initialism of textile paper.
  10. Initialism of true positive.
    • 2022 February 11, Kennedy, Brendan, Ashwini Ashokkumar, Ryan L. Boyd, Morteza Dehghani, “Text Analysis for Psychology: Methods, Principles, and Practices”, in Morteza Dehghani, Ryan L. Boyd, editors, Handbook of Language Analysis in Psychology, Guilford Publications, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 35:
      Recall, on the other hand, computes the ratio of correct predictions to how many TPs there were—alternatively, TPs divided by the sum of TPs and the number of false negatives (FNs).
  11. (networking) Initialism of termination point.



TP (third-person singular simple present TPs, present participle TPing, simple past and past participle TPed)

  1. (colloquial) Initialism of toilet paper.
  2. (video games) Initialism of teleport.
    • 2016 June 21, Winter Morgan, Terror on a Treasure Hunt: An Unofficial Minetrapped Adventure, #3, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      ... was down by the ocean, collecting the gravel you said you needed for your experiments, and Otto and Emma TPed right to me. ... Two Endermen walked past, and one of them spotted Mr. Anarchy and shrieked as it teleported toward him.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Huckleberry Hax, AFK, All of it,, →ISBN, page 364:
      'Coffeegirl29' had TPed away from the stone circle to embark upon a similar task. “IM me when you've denoobified yourself,” ... I decided the first trip would be observation only; I put on the Zaara suit and teleported Masculamity over.






  1. Initialism of Trivial Pursuit. (board game)
    Vill du vara med och spela TP?
    Wanna join us and play Trivial Pursuit?


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(classifier cái) TP

  1. Initialism of thành phố.

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