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prism a solid glass or crystal object that light can pass through. It has three sides that are rectangles and two ends shaped like triangles. A prism splits a ray of light into the colors of the rainbow. [2 definitions]
prison a building for holding and punishing people who have broken the law.
prisoner a person who is held in a jail or prison while on trial or after being sentenced for a crime. [2 definitions]
privacy the condition of being alone or away from the view of other people.
private personal and not to be shared. [6 definitions]
privilege a right or benefit that is given only to a certain person, group, or social class.
prize a reward given to the winner of a contest or game. [4 definitions]
pro1 a reason in favor of something.
pro2 (informal) a short form of "professional," or someone as skilled as a professional.
pro-1 a prefix that means "forward." [2 definitions]
probability the condition or fact that something might happen. [3 definitions]
probable likely to happen or be true.
probably quite likely; almost certainly.
probation a period of time for testing a person's ability, character, or behavior.
probe to look deeply into. [4 definitions]
problem a question or condition that is difficult to understand or to deal with. [3 definitions]
procedure a series of steps that must be taken in order to do something.
proceed to move forward after a stop. [2 definitions]
proceeds the amount of money raised from a sale or other activity.
process a series of actions used to produce something or reach a goal. [3 definitions]
procession the act of moving forward in a formal, orderly way. [2 definitions]