• WordNet 3.6
    • n Pd a silver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum; occurs in some copper and nickel ores; does not tarnish at ordinary temperatures and is used (alloyed with gold) in jewelry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pd A contraction of paid.
    • n Pd In chem., the symbol for palladium.
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In literature:

Paid Mr. Mayers att ye Beare, for so much hee pd.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Then the ratio of PD to DS will be as 99,324 to 62,163.
"Treatise on Light" by Christiaan Huygens
Magazines, etc., Freight pd.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 3, March, 1896" by Various
With Harris were two PD Police guards.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Since PD = PD', it follows that AB = AB'.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
PD A True Relation of a Great and Happy Victory ... Earl of Essex over King's Army, &c. London, 1642.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
"Dickens As an Educator" by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
M1M2/d^2 we get at once G = pd^2/M1M2.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
On the same day appears a curious entry of "to the play 13/" and "Pd for Col^o Monroe L16-16.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge

In news:

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PHX PD targets whistleblower cop.
Patrolman Eric Orr with the Knoxville Police Department grew up in police work–he was raised in Pella, and his dad is still on the Pella PD.
Palmetto PD investigates deadly shooting, surveillance photos released.

In science:

The width of their pd-complex is too large by about 2 eV.
On the electronic structure of CaCuO2 and SrCuO2
We fix liftings g (X ) of z e ι /π and hi (X ) of zi/z ei polynomial h(X, X ′ ) = − Pd−1 i=0 Ai (X )X ′i .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
If both equation (12) and ˜PD = PD are satisfied then we can say that such a protocol is optimal.
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
The next step a = Pd∈ ¯P + consists in evaluating the sum over d.
Branching rules of semi-simple Lie algebras using affine extensions
Let Pd(D), Pd (U ∗ i∗D ′ iU ) be the pro jector on the discrete subspace in H, respectively and Pc = 1 − Pd the pro jector onto the continuous subspace.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
Pd Let β be a d × d matrix with βij ≥ 0, Pd j=1 βj i .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
There, every graph of a given distribution pd (not necessarily a Poissonian) is assigned the same probability.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We assume that the input to the algorithm heuristic-VC is a random graph G = (V , E ) with N vertices and degree distribution pd , and we concentrate on the graph reduction process for a moment.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
In section V we also need the dynamical equations for the moments hdn it of pd (t).
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
To approximate the solution numerically, we may cut the tail of pd (t), and solve only a finite number of equations.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
So it would be better to find an approximation of pd (t) depending only on a small number of parameters.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
This result is only valid, if pd (t) ≥ 0 for all d and all 0 < t < tf .
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
Also in this case, the Poissonian shape of pd (t) remains correct for all degrees d > 1, and ansatz (46) together with the normalization constraint (47) remains valid.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
The only thing to check is that Pd i=1 Xi = 1 µ-almost surely.
A note on edge oriented reinforced random walks and RWRE
Of particular interest is the value of p for which p = pd .
The Random-Cluster Model