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Cf

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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. californium.
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CF

  1. Christian female.
  2. Also cf cubic foot; cubic feet.
  3. cystic fibrosis.
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C. & F.

Commerce.
  1. cost and freight.
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cf.

  1. Bookbinding. calf.
  2. Music. cantus firmus.
  3. Baseball. center fielder.
  4. compare.
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Origin of cf.

From the Latin word confer

C.F.

or c.f.

  1. cost and freight.
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c/f

Bookkeeping.
  1. carried forward.
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British Dictionary definitions for cf

cf1

CF

abbreviation for
  1. cost and freightAlso: c & f
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cf2

the internet domain name for
  1. Central African Republic
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Cf

the chemical symbol for
  1. californium
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CF

abbreviation for
  1. Chaplain to the Forces
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cf.

abbreviation for
  1. compare
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Word Origin

Latin: confer

c/f

abbreviation for
  1. carried forward
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Word Origin and History for cf

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cf.

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

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cf in Medicine

Cf

  1. The symbol for the elementcalifornium

cf in Science

Cf

californium

[kăl′ə-fôrnē-əm]
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cf in Culture

cf.

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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