PO

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PO parcels office
• parole officer
• par ordre (French: by order)
• Passport Office
• Patent Office
• personnel officer
• petty officer
• Philharmonic Orchestra
• pilot officer
• Portsmouth (postcode or British vehicle registration)
• postal order
Post Office
• power-operated
• Chem. propylene oxide
• Province of Ontario
• public office(r)
• Pyrénées-Orientales (department of France)

Pʾo

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Pʾo. Component in Chinese anthropology, one of two spiritual elements in the human (the other being hun). Pʾo is associated with the dark and passive side, i.e. yin; and at death, the pʾo returns to the earth. With the pʾo is associated the kuei, which represents the unsettled and vengeful element of pʾo in some circumstances of death: for details see SHEN.

PO

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PO • abbr. ∎  Petty Officer. ∎  postal order. ∎  Post Office. ∎  purchase order.

Po

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Po Italy's longest river, in n Italy. It rises in the Cottian Alps near the French border, and flows e to empty into the Adriatic Sea. The Po valley is an important industrial and agricultural region, and water from the river is used extensively in irrigation schemes. Length: 650km (405mi).