PC most commonly refers to:

  • Personal computer, a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals
  • Political correctness, language or behavior that appears calculated to provide a minimum of offense

PC may also stand for:


Science and medicine

Law, politics, and business

Transport and places




  • Peace Corps, a U.S. government run organization that sends volunteers to developing countries.

Political parties

Educational institutions


  • Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts, a hotel chain in Pakistan
  • Piscola, a cocktail popular in Chile
  • Population Connection, a charity organization
  • Presbyterian Church (USA), a Christian denomination
  • Program committee of an academic conference, those responsible for the peer review of submitted papers
  • Protes'tant Conference, a loose association of Lutheran churches and churchworkers

Art and entertainment

  • Piano concerto, a concerto for solo piano and orchestra
  • Picture cover, a method of book binding in which the cover of the book has a picture relating to the contents
  • Player character or playable character, a fictional character controlled by a human player, usually in role-playing games or computer games
  • Pretty Cure, a Japanese animated TV series

Video games

  • Peach Circuit, a racing course in the Mario Kart video game series
  • Pokémon Colosseum, a video game for the Nintendo Gamecube
  • Pokémon Crystal

Other initialisms and symbols

  • pc, symbol for the parsec, an astronomical measure of distance
  • pc, symbol for the pica, a typographic unit of measure
  • pC, symbol for the picocoulomb, a unit of electrostatic charge
  • PC, symbol for the petacoulomb, a unit of electrostatic charge
  • Partly cloudy, a weather forecast designation mostly used in North American English newspapers
  • Pitch class, in music, a set of all pitches that are a whole number of octaves apart
  • Pitch count, the amount of pitches a pitcher throws in baseball, softball, etc.
  • Postcard or postal card, a thick, typically rectangular piece of paper intended for mailing
  • Preclear (Scientology), a person who has not overcome the "reactive mind"
  • Pro-choice, the view that women should have the choice of whether or not to terminate a pregnancy
  • Program counter, a special register inside CPUs indicating where the computer is in its instruction sequence
  • Prontor-Compur, a standard connector type for photographic flash synchronization
  • Protective custody, a type of imprisonment or care to protect a person from harm
  • Proto-Celtic, the reconstructed common ancestor of the Celtic languages
  • Public convenience, a toilet

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