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profiteer a person who gains excessive profits, esp. by selling scarce commodities at very high prices. [2 definitions]
profitless combined form of profit.
profit sharing a practice or plan in which all or part of a company's employees receive a share of the company's profits in addition to their regular wages.
profligate totally given over to immoral and shameful pursuits; dissolute. [3 definitions]
pro forma (Latin) for form; done only as a matter of form or for the sake of appearance.
profound located at, reaching to, or coming from a great depth; deep. [4 definitions]
profundity the state or condition of being profound; depth. [2 definitions]
profuse abundant or numerous; plentiful. [2 definitions]
profusion the state of being profuse. [3 definitions]
progenitor an ancestor or forebear. [2 definitions]
progeny a descendant, or descendants collectively; offspring. [2 definitions]
progesterone a hormone secreted by the ovaries that stimulates changes in the lining of the uterus to enable implantation and sustenance of a fertilized egg.
progestin any synthetic progesterone, used esp. in hormonal birth control and menopausal hormone replacement therapy.
prognathous having jaws that jut forward.
prognosis a forecast of the anticipated course of a disease, esp. of the likelihood of recovery. [2 definitions]
prognostic of, pertaining to, or serving as a prognosis. [4 definitions]
prognosticate to predict or foretell on the basis of present signs or symptoms. [3 definitions]
program a plan of procedure; schedule. [11 definitions]
programmatic advocating or adhering to a specific aim or policy.
programmed instruction a program of study divided into discrete units that students may complete at their own pace, being required only to finish one unit before advancing to the next.
programmer one who prepares a program, esp. for a computer.