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pro1 / prō/ • n. (pl. pros) inf. a professional, esp. in sports: a tennis pro. • adj. (of a person or an event) professional: a pro golfer. pro2 • n. (pl. pros) (usu. pros) an advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action: the pros and cons of joint ownership. • prep. & adv. in favor of: [as prep.] they were pro the virtues of individualism.

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pro1 argument or person in favour of a proposal XIV; now only in pro and con (reasons) for and against XVI. — L. prō for, on behalf of, to be grouped with PER, præ PRE-, prī- as in prior, prīmus PRIME2; see PRO-1, PRO-2.

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PRO • abbr. ∎  public relations officer. ∎ Brit. Public Record Office.

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pro2 short for PROFESSIONAL. XIX.

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PRO

[Latin, For; in respect of; on account of; in behalf of.]

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