Cf

abbr. Brit. Chaplain to the Forces.

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noun
a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal

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abbreviation
1. calf
2. \pronounced like compare also (ˈ)sē|ef sometimes kənˈfər or -fə̄\ [Latin confer, imp. of conferre to compare — more at confer] compare

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1. Christian female.
2. Also, cf cubic foot; cubic feet.
3. cystic fibrosis.

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abbrev
1. Chaplain to the Forces
2. (also cf or c and f) cost and freight

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CF UK [ˌsiː ˈef] US [ˌsi ˈef] abbreviation medical
Thesaurus: specific medical conditionshyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym

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cf.,
1. calf (of a bookbinding).
2. Baseball. a) center field. b) center fielder.
3. compare (Latin, confer).
Cf (no period),
californium (chemical element).
CF (no periods),
cystic fibrosis.
C.F.,
1. coefficient of friction.
2. cost and freight.

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abbr.
carried forward
cost and freight
cystic fibrosis

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abbr
compare
— used to direct a reader to another idea, document, etc.

This article takes a new approach to the problems of today's inner cities. (Cf Smith's earlier article on the topic.)

Cf comes from the Latin conferre, which means “to compare.”

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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