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Cf

Symbol, Chemistry.

cf.

1.
Bookbinding. calf.
2.
Music. cantus firmus.
3.
Baseball. center fielder.

Origin:
< Latin confer

c/f

Bookkeeping.
carried forward.

C.F.

cost and freight.
Also, c.f.

C. & F.

Commerce.
cost and freight.
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cf or CF1
 
abbreviation for
Also: c & f cost and freight
 
CF or CF1
 
abbreviation for

cf2
 
the internet domain name for
Central African Republic

Cf
 
the chemical symbol for
californium

CF
 
abbreviation for
Chaplain to the Forces

cf.
 
abbreviation for
compare
 
[Latin: confer]

c/f
 
abbreviation for
carried forward

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cf
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cf.
abbreviation of L. confer "compare" (see confer).
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Medical Dictionary

Cf
The symbol for the element californium.

CF 1
abbr.
cystic fibrosis

CF 2 (sē-ěf)
n.
A bipolar lead of an electrocardiograph that has electrodes attached to the chest and the left leg.

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Science Dictionary
Cf  
The symbol for californium.
californium   (kāl'ə-fôr'nē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol Cf
A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced from curium or berkelium and is used in chemical analyses. Its most stable isotope, Cf 251, has a half-life of 800 years. Atomic number 98. See Periodic Table.
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Cultural Dictionary

cf. definition


An abbreviation meaning “compare.” It is short for the Latin word confer and instructs the reader to compare one thing with another.

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Computing Dictionary

cf definition

networking
The country code for the Central African Republic.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Cf
californium
CF
  1. call forwarding

  2. cardiac failure

  3. center field

  4. center fielder

  5. control function

  6. conversion factor

  7. cystic fibrosis

cf.
  1. calfskin

  2. Latin confer (compare)

c.f.
cost and freight
C/F
carried forward
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cf

synthetic chemical element of the actinoid series of the periodic table, atomic number 98. Not occurring in nature, californium (as the isotope californium-245) was discovered (1950) by Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso, and Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley, as a product resulting from the helium-ion bombardment of curium-242 (atomic number 96) in the 60-inch cyclotron.

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Example sentences for CF
They are pickled or boiled and preserved in jars with brine cf.
Meconium ileus is a typical finding in newborn babies with cf.
Third party reproduction is also a possibility for women with cf.
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