# Glossary P

## Painting and staining techniques

The methods and techniques used to apply paint or stain to a surface.

## Paragraph Comprehension

The ability to understand and interpret written passages.

## Paragraph Comprehension Section

A section of the ASVAB test that assesses one’s ability to understand written passages.

## Parallel circuit

An electrical circuit in which the components are connected in parallel, allowing multiple paths for the current to flow.

## Passage analysis

The process of breaking down a written passage into its component parts to understand its meaning.

## Pattern recognition talent

The process of focusing on the main ideas and subtopics in a text.

## Peer support and study groups

A group of individuals who provide support and assistance to each other in studying and learning.

## Peg system

A mnemonic technique that uses associations between numbers and objects to aid memory.

## PEMDAS acronym

The order of operations in mathematics: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction.

## Percentages

A proportion or fraction expressed as a percentage of 100.

## Percentages and Ratios

The relationship between two quantities expressed as a fraction or ratio.

## Percentile rank

The percentage of individuals in a group who scored lower than a particular individual.

## Perfect square trinomials

A trinomial that can be factored into the square of a binomial.

## Performance

The level of achievement or effectiveness in a particular task or activity.

## Performance evaluation

The assessment of one’s abilities and skills to determine their level of performance.

## Performance improvement

The process of enhancing one’s abilities and skills to achieve better results.

## Performance optimization

Maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in achieving a goal.

## Perimeter

Total length of the sides of a closed shape.

## Perseverance

Continuing to work towards a goal despite difficulties or challenges.

## Persistence

Continuing to work towards a goal despite obstacles or setbacks.

## Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Gear worn to protect against hazards.

## Personnel selection

Process of choosing individuals for a job or position.

## Physical preparation techniques

Methods for improving physical fitness and readiness.

## Physical science understanding

Knowledge of the natural world and its physical properties.

## Physical Wellness

State of optimal physical health and well-being.

## Planes

Flat surfaces with no thickness extending infinitely in all directions.

## Planning

Process of creating a plan or strategy.

Anticipating and preparing for future events or tasks.

## Plumbing

System of pipes and fixtures for water supply and drainage.

## Plumbing fixtures and piping

Installation and maintenance of plumbing systems.

## Point-slope form

Equation of a line using a point and its slope.

## Polygons

Closed shapes with straight sides and angles.

## Polynomial division

Division of polynomials using long division or synthetic division.

## Polynomials

Algebraic expressions with one or more terms.

## Polysemous words

Words with multiple meanings.

## Pomodoro technique

Time management method using 25-minute work intervals and 5-minute breaks.

## Positive mindset

A mental attitude that focuses on positive outcomes and possibilities.

## Positive psychology principles

The study of positive emotions, behaviors, and attitudes to improve well-being and happiness.

## Positive self-talk

The practice of speaking positively to oneself to improve self-esteem and confidence.

## Positive self-talk strategies

Techniques used to improve self-esteem and confidence, such as positive affirmations.

## Positive thinking

A mental attitude that focuses on positive outcomes and possibilities.

## Power tools

Tools that are powered by electricity or compressed air, such as drills or saws.

## Power transmission systems

Systems that transfer power from one source to another, such as electrical power grids.

## Practice

Repeatedly doing something to improve skills or knowledge.

## Practice exams

Exams designed to simulate the ASVAB test and help improve test-taking skills.

## Practice exercises

Exercises designed to help improve test-taking skills and prepare for the ASVAB test.

## Practice exercises and drills

Exercises and drills designed to help improve test-taking skills and prepare for the ASVAB test.

## Practice scheduling

Creating a schedule for practicing and preparing for the ASVAB test.

## Practice tests

Tests designed to simulate the ASVAB test and help improve test-taking skills.

## Practice tests and drills

Exercises designed to simulate the ASVAB test and help improve test-taking skills.

## Practice tips

Advice on how to effectively practice and prepare for the ASVAB test.

## Practicing relaxation techniques

Techniques used to reduce stress and anxiety, such as deep breathing or meditation.

## Precision tools

Tools that are designed to be accurate and exact in their measurements or actions.

## Prefixes

Word parts added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

## Prefixes and suffixes

Word parts added to the beginning or end of a word to change its meaning.

## Preparation

The act of getting ready for something, in this case, the ASVAB test.

## Preparation materials

Materials used to prepare for the ASVAB.

## Preparation resources

Materials and resources available to aid in test preparation.

## Preparation resources for the ASVAB

Materials and resources available to aid in ASVAB preparation.

## Preparation techniques

Strategies used to prepare for the ASVAB.

## Previewing

The process of quickly reviewing material to gain an overview of its content.

## Prioritization

The process of determining the most important tasks and goals to focus on.

## Prioritization methods

Strategies used to determine the most important tasks and goals to focus on.

## Prioritization techniques

Strategies used to determine the most important tasks and goals to focus on.

## Prioritize important information

The process of determining the most important tasks and goals to focus on.

## Prior knowledge activation

The process of activating and using prior knowledge to aid in problem-solving.

## Probability and statistics knowledge

Understanding of the principles and methods of probability and statistics.

## Probability Basics Knowledge

Understanding of the fundamental concepts of probability theory.

## Probability theory

The branch of mathematics that deals with the study of random events and their likelihood of occurrence.

## Problem Solving

The process of identifying, analyzing, and solving problems using critical thinking and logical reasoning.

## Problem-solving abilities

The capacity to identify, analyze, and solve problems.

## Problem Solving Methods

Strategies used to solve complex problems efficiently and effectively.

## Problem Solving Skills

The ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems using critical thinking and logical reasoning.

## Problem-Solving Skills Competence

The ability to effectively solve problems.

## Problem-solving Techniques

Methods used to solve problems.

## Process of elimination

A problem-solving technique that involves eliminating incorrect options to find the correct one.

## Procrastination avoidance

Strategies to overcome the tendency to delay or postpone tasks.

## Productivity

The measure of how much work is accomplished in a given amount of time.

## Progress

The process of moving forward towards a goal.

## Progressive muscle relaxation

A relaxation technique that involves tensing and relaxing muscles in a specific order.

## Project planning and organization

The process of creating a plan and organizing resources to achieve a specific goal.

## Proper ventilation

The process of circulating air to maintain a healthy environment.

## Proportions

The relationship between two quantities expressed as a ratio or fraction.

## Protein-rich foods

Foods that are high in protein, such as meat, fish, and beans.

## Psychometric testing

Tests used to measure cognitive abilities, personality traits, and other psychological characteristics.

## Pythagorean Theorem

A formula used to find the length of the sides of a right triangle.