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L-P \L-P\, LP \LP\n. [long-playing.] a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm. [Acronym]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1948, abbreviation of long-playing phonograph record.\n\nThe most revolutionary development to hit the recording industry since the invention of the automatic changer is the Long Playing record, which can hold an entire 45-minute symphony or musical-comedy score on a single 12-inch disk. ... The disks, released a few weeks ago by Columbia Records and made of Vinylite, have phenomenally narrow grooves (.003 of an inch). They are played at less than half the speed of the standard old-style records.

["Life" magazine, July 26, 1948]


n. (context knitting English) loop


LP or lp may stand for:

LP (singer)

Laura Pergolizzi (born c. 1981) is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, originally from Long Island, New York, who performs under the stage nameLP. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010. She has released three albums and one EP. As a songwriter, she has written for Cher, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, among others.

LP (Ambulance LTD album)

LP is the first and only album by the New York-based indie rock band Ambulance LTD. The album was released on March 23, 2004 in the US and March 14, 2005 in the UK by TVT Records. The album went on to sell more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

LP was promoted with the release of the singles "Heavy Lifting", "Stay Where You Are", and "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)" throughout late 2004 and 2005. Following the album's release, Ambulance LTD would go on to release one more EP, New English in 2006, before dissolving after a lengthy legal battle with TVT Records.

LP (Soviettes album)

LP is the debut album by the Minneapolis punk band The Soviettes.

LP (Landon Pigg album)

LP is a 2006 album by American singer-songwriter Landon Pigg.

LP (Holy Fuck album)

LP is the second album from lo-fi improvisational electronica band Holy Fuck. The album was nominated for Alternative Album of the Year at the 2008 Juno Awards and was nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. Owen Pallett contributed to the album, playing the violin part on 'Lovely Allen'. A remix version of "Royal Gregory" is featured on the soundtrack to Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

Several of the tracks on LP first appeared on Holy Fuck EP, self-released in 2007. Only one track from EP did not make it to LP, "They're Going to Take My Thumbs", which went on to be used in Breaking Bad.

LP (Discovery album)

LP is the debut album by the band Discovery, released July 7, 2009 on vinyl on July 14, 2009 on CD via XL Recordings.

LP (Insomniac Folklore album)

LP is the fifth studio album by American indie-folk, gypsy-punk group Insomniac Folklore. It was recorded by Mike Alston at Sound Ghost Studios in Portland, Oregon, during the fall and winter of 2009. Additional songs were recorded at PMC by Tyler Hentschel.

The album art was created by gothic comic book artist Foo Swee Chin.

Bradley Hathaway guested with the band doing spoken word on the opening track "Kid and Snail".

Grace Notes described LP as "Likable indie folk with subtle punk roots and clever songwriting"

Usage examples of "lp".

As a result, the agency collaborated with the University of Maryland to create the LPS, with quarters built adjacent to the school's College Park campus.

In 1992 the LPS moved into a new, nondescript 63,500-square-foot building on Greenmead Drive in College Park.

Therefore, another key area of research at NSA's LPS is exploring the microscopic properties of data storage and erasure to find more effective ways to rid used tapes and hard drives of all their old secrets.

He was supposed to be pure Labor Pool and didn't even know that silence was the guardian of the LP: Learning silence, you learn what to hear.

To achieve this acceleration, the LPS contains a state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) facility to develop miniature lasers, optical amplifiers, and other components made out of gallium arsenide.