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1. L. prep. ‘through’, ‘by’, ‘by means of’, rel. to PRE-; in L. expressions from XV; e.g. per se by or in himself or itself;

2. OF. per, as in phrases repr. by the comp. advs. peradventure, perforce, perhaps; (her.) denoting partition in the direction of an ordinary, e.g. party per pale;

3. as an Eng. prep.: by, by means of, e.g. per bearer; as indicated or shown by, e.g. per invoice, joc. (as) per usual; (in distributive sense) for each or every, e.g. so much per head.

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per / pər/ • prep. 1. for each (used with units to express a rate): a gas station that charges $1.29 per gallon. 2. archaic by means of: send it per express. 3. (as per) in accordance with: made as per instructions. 4. Heraldry divided by a line in the direction of: per bend per pale per saltire. PHRASES: as per usual as usual.

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per (It.). By, through, for, in order to, etc., e.g. per stromentati, for instrs.

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PER Protein Efficiency Ratio, a measure of protein quality.

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PER

[Latin, By, through, or by means of.]

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