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Meaning of "cf." in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CF.

Latin: confer.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CF.

cf. play
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WHAT DOES CF. MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cf.

The abbreviation cf. is interpreted, and can be read aloud, as "compare". It is the imperative singular form of the Latin word confer, meaning in this context "consult", and is used to refer to other material or ideas which may provide similar or different information or arguments. It is mainly used in scholarly contexts such as in academic articles or texts.

Definition of cf. in the English dictionary

The definition of cf. in the dictionary is compare.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CF.

cevapcici
ceviche
Ceylon
Ceylon moss
Ceylon tea
Ceylonese
ceylonite
Ceyx
cezve
cf
CFA franc
CFB
CFC
CFD
CFE
cfi
CFL
CFO
CFS
cg

WORDS THAT END LIKE CF.

a.f.
Calif.
c.i.f.
def.
ex off.
f.
Fid. Def.
imperf.
indef.
manuf.
Pat. Off.
perf.
pf.
pref.
Prof.
ref.
Reg. prof.
suf.
Suff.
w.e.f.

Synonyms and antonyms of cf. in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cf.» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CF.

Find out the translation of cf. to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cf. from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cf.» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

参照
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cfr
570 millions of speakers

English

cf.
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीएफ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

راجع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ср
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cf
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cf.
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cf.
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cf.
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vgl.
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

参照
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

글에서 참조 혹은 비교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cf.
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cf .
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒப்பிடுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Cf.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bakınız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confronta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

por
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ср
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cf.
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρβλ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

CF .
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jfr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jf
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cf.

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CF.»

The term «cf.» is very widely used and occupies the 1.537 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CF.» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cf.

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CF.»

Discover the use of cf. in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cf. and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cystic Fibrosis
A concise overview of cystic fibrosis, covering diagnosis, management of stable cystic fibrosis lung disease and respiratory exacerbations, metabolic and musculoskeletal effects, lung transplantation, and more.
Alex Horsley, Steve Cunningham, Alistair Innes, 2010
2
Understanding Cystic Fibrosis
Presents a guide to cystic fibrosis with information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and potential cures.
Karen Hopkin, 2010
3
Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family
The book explains the disease process, outlines the fundamentals of diagnosing and screening, and addresses the challenges of treatment for those living with CF. As one reviewer said, this book “is the only complete answer book for ...
David M. Orenstein, Jonathan E. Spahr, Daniel J. Weiner, 2012
4
Biology of Freshwater Pollution
This latest edition provides an up-to-date summary of the whole field covering recent research, case studies and examples. The book begins by describing contrasting examples of pollution events.
C. F. Mason, 2002
5
Principles of the Institutional Law of International ...
The second edition of C. F. Amerasinghe's successful book, which covers the institutional aspects of the law of international organizations, has been revised to include, among other things, a new chapter on judicial organs of international ...
C. F. Amerasinghe, 2005
6
A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome ...
Joe has AD/HD, Ben is autistic and Luke has Asperger syndrome. In this book, Luke Jackson writes about his own experiences of being on this diet, to let other people with AS know they are never too old or too mild to embark on this diet.
Luke Jackson, 2002
7
C.F. Martin & His Guitars, 1796-1873
The author chronicles the remarkable story of the world's most famous guitar company, using more than 175 illustrations to tell the story of C. F. Martin and the company he created, using letters, account books, inventories, and other ...
Philip F. Gura, 2003
8
The Essence of Chromatography
This title is an effective replacement for Chromatography Today, written by the same author with Salwa K. Poole, which is considered to be one of the definitive chromatographic texts of the last decade.
C. F. Poole, 2003
9
Cystic Fibrosis: Nutri-tional and Intestinal Disorders
This comprehensive text focuses on the nature of malnutrition in Cystic Fibrosis (CF), its manage-ment and prevention, and on the interrelated topic of gastroin-testinal manifestations of CF, many of which have only recently been ...
Ross W. Shepherd, Geoffrey J. Cleghorn, 1989
10
Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge
"Explicates the mystical teachings of Dominican theologian Meister Eckhart"--Provided by publisher.
C. F. Kelley, 2008

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cf. [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cf-2>. Dec 2020 ».
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