iff

IFF

Military.
  1. Identification, Friend or Foe: a system of transmitters and transponders that uses coded signals to distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft.
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Historical Examples of iff

  • I could like her better, iff she was better to my young lady.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • But that same reseit, iff your Honner so please, to cure a shrewish wife.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • And what wold ye doe with my bryde soe gay, Iff I did sell her thee?

  • Mr. Iff enquired in simple surprise: “Do you really care to know?”

    The Bandbox

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Mr. Staff, I want you to shake hands with my friend, Mr. Iff.

    The Bandbox

    Louis Joseph Vance


British Dictionary definitions for iff

iff

conjunction
  1. logic a shortened form of if and only if : it indicates that the two sentences so connected are necessary and sufficient conditions for one another. Usually iff is used for equivalence in the metalanguage, rather than as the biconditional in the object language

IFF

abbreviation for
  1. Identification, Friend or Foe: a system using radar transmissions to which equipment carried by friendly forces automatically responds with a precoded signal
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