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Meaning of pro

pro

Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
— adv., n., pl. pros.
—adv.
  1. in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
—n.
  1. a proponent of an issue; a person who upholds the affirmative in a debate.
  2. an argument, consideration, vote, etc., for something. Cf..

pro

Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
— adj., n., pl. pros.
—adj.
  1. professional.
—n.
  1. professional.
  2. the professional athletic leagues, as of football, baseball, or basketball: He's sure to be signed by the pros.

pro

Pronunciation: (prō), [key]
— pl. pros.
  1. prophylactic (def. 5).

pro

Pronunciation: (prō Eng. prō), [key]
— prep. Latin.
  1. for.

PRO

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. public relations officer.

Pro

Pronunciation: [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. proline.

pro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro-British; pro-Communist; proslavery), having anti- as its opposite.
  2. a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul.

pro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix identical in meaning with, occurring in words borrowed from Greek (prodrome) or formed of Greek (and occasionally Latin) elements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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