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Definition of per preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

per

 preposition
preposition
NAmE//pər//
 
 
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  •  used to express the cost or amount of something for each person, number used, distance traveled, etc. Rooms cost $50 per person, per night. 60 miles per hour This country has a higher crime rate per 100,000 of the population than most other industrialized countries.
  • Idioms
    as per something
     
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    following something that has been decided The work was carried out as per instructions.
    as per normal/usual (informal)
     
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    in the way that is normal or usual; as often happens Everyone blamed me, as per usual.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: per