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cf.

1.
Bookbinding. calf.
2.
Music. cantus firmus.
3.
Baseball. center fielder.
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Origin
< Latin confer
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British Dictionary definitions for cf.

cf.

abbreviation
1.
compare
Word Origin
Latin: confer
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Word Origin and History for cf.

abbreviation of Latin confer "compare" (see confer).

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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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Related Abbreviations for cf.

cf.

  1. calfskin
  2. Latin confer (compare)
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