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noun, plural PDFs for 2. Computers.
  1. a file format that makes it possible to display text and graphics in the same fixed layout on any computer screen.
  2. a document or file in this format.
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Origin of PDF

P(ortable) D(ocument) F(ormat)
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abbreviation for
  1. portable document format: a format in which documents may be viewed
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Word Origin and History for pdf

by 1992, initialism for portable document format, a generic term.

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