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par

Golf an estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make

PAR

p.a.r.

Abbr. for “planed all round.”

PAR.

On drawings, abbr. for paragraph.

PAR lamp

PAR lamp
A reflector lamp, usually incandescent, with a thick glass envelope, the back interior side of which has a parabolic shape with a reflective coating; used with a lensed front of the envelope to provide desired spread of the light beam.

PAR file

(PARity file) A file that contains the computed parity bits from a source file. PAR files are generated from Usenet archives that have been broken into multiple files because of file size limitations on news servers. A PAR file would allow the complete archive to be reconstructed if one of the files became corrupt. PAR files can also be used to verify the integrity of the complete archive. See Usenet.

personal audio recorder

(1) Software that stores radio stations for later playback, equivalent to a "personal video recorder" (PVR/DVR) for TV. See DVR.

(2) Software that adds a telephone answering system to a PC and provides management of telephone calls.

(3) See voice recorder and media player.