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P, 16th letter of the alphabet , representing the voiceless bilabial stop. It corresponds to Greek pi, but in form it looks like Greek rho (see R ). For the technical use of P in higher criticism, see Old Testament . In chemistry P is the symbol of the element phosphorus .

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