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CF

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

Cf

Symbol, Chemistry

cf.

1.
Bookbinding. calf.
2.
Music. cantus firmus.
3.
Baseball. center fielder.
4.
Origin
< Latin confer

c/f

Bookkeeping.
1.
carried forward.

C.F.

1.
cost and freight.
Also, c.f.

C. & F.

Commerce
1.
cost and freight.
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British Dictionary definitions for CF

cf1

abbreviation
1.
cost and freight Also c & f

cf2

abbreviation
1.
Central African Republic

Cf

Chemical symbol
1.
californium

CF

abbreviation
1.
Chaplain to the Forces

cf.

abbreviation
1.
compare
Word Origin
Latin: confer

c/f

abbreviation
1.
carried forward
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Word Origin and History for CF

cf

see cf.

cf.

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

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CF in Medicine

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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CF in Science
Cf  
The symbol for californium.
californium
  (kāl'ə-fôr'nē-əm)   
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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CF in Culture

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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CF in Technology

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

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for CF

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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Encyclopedia Article for CF

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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