Per vs. Se - What's the difference?


  • Per (preposition)

    For each.

    "Admission is £10 per person."

  • Per (preposition)

    To each, in each (used in expressing ratios of units).

    "miles per gallon"

    "beats per minute"

    "$2.50 per dozen"

  • Per (preposition)

    Via (the), by (the), through (the) followed by Latin name for an orifice.

    "Introduce the endoscope per nasum."

    "The medication is to be administered per os."

  • Per (preposition)

    In accordance with.

    "I parked my car at the curb per your request."

  • Per (pronoun)

    They singular. Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns she.}}

  • Per (pronoun)

    Them singular Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, grammatically equivalent to the gendered her.}}

  • Per (adjective)

    Belonging to per, their singular. Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with gendered her.}}

  • Se (noun)

    A type of ancient Chinese plucked zither.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Per (preposition)

    for each (used with units to express a rate)

    "he charges £2 per square yard"

  • Per (preposition)

    by means of

    "send it per express"

  • Per (preposition)

    divided by a line in the direction of

    "per saltire"

Webster Dictionary

  • Per (preposition)

    Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Se (noun)

    a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable gray metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)

  • Se (noun)

    the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees


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