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F1 US English

The sixth letter of the alphabet

F2 US English

Fahrenheit

F1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

6th letter of the alphabet

F in F1 US English

The fourth note of the diatonic scale of C major

Fahrenheit US English

Of or denoting a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212° under standard conditions

F in Fahrenheit US English

Of or denoting a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212° under standard conditions

farad US English

The SI unit of electrical capacitance, equal to the capacitance of a capacitor in which one coulomb of charge causes a potential difference of one volt

F in farad US English

The SI unit of electrical capacitance, equal to the capacitance of a capacitor in which one coulomb of charge causes a potential difference of one volt

faraday US English

A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant

F in faraday US English

A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant

fluorine US English

The chemical element of atomic number 9, a poisonous pale yellow gas of the halogen series. It is the most reactive of all the elements, causing severe burns on contact with skin

F in fluorine US English

The chemical element of atomic number 9, a poisonous pale yellow gas of the halogen series. It is the most reactive of all the elements, causing severe burns on contact with skin

farad New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

SI unit of electrical capacitance

fluorine New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 9

franc New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

basic monetary unit of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and several other countries, replaced in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg by the euro in 2002

f US English

Farad

f/ US English

F-number

f in F1 US English

The sixth letter of the alphabet

f in frequency US English

The rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light), usually measured per second

femto- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

denoting a factor of 10−15

furlong New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

an eighth of a mile, 220 yards

folio New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

individual leaf of paper

n/f US English

No funds

F. in strawberry US English

The low-growing plant that produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions

F-bomb US English

Used as a euphemism for the word “fuck”, with reference to the latter’s taboo status and potential to shock or offend

f-hole US English

Either of a pair of sound holes resembling an ∫ and a reversed ∫ in shape, cut in the front of musical instruments of the violin family and some other stringed instruments such as semi-acoustic electric guitars and mandolins

f. sp. US English

A taxonomic category, especially of fungi, below that of species and defined by physiological characteristics, especially as they affect pathogenicity. The abbreviation is used in binomial names, between the species name and a special qualifier

f-stop US English

A camera setting corresponding to a particular f-number

F-word US English

Used as a euphemism for the word “fuck” because of the latter’s taboo status

f-hole New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

f-shaped soundhole in violin, guitar, etc.

F layer US English

The highest and most strongly ionized region of the ionosphere

f-number US English

The ratio of the focal length of a camera lens to the diameter of the aperture being used for a particular shot (e.g., f8, indicating that the focal length is eight times the diameter)

f-number New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

ratio of the focal length of a camera lens to the diameter of the aperture being used for a particular shot (e.g. f8)

Leavis, F. R. US English

(1895–1978), English literary critic; full name Frank Raymond Leavis. Founder and editor of the quarterly Scrutiny (1932–53), he emphasized the value of critical study of English literature to preserving cultural continuity. Notable works: The Great Tradition (1948)

Murnau, F. W. US English

(1888–1931), German film director; born Frederick Wilhelm Plumpe. His revolutionary use of cinematic techniques to record and interpret human emotion paralleled the expressionist movement in art and drama. Notable films: Nosferatu (1922), Der letzte Mann (1924), and Sunrise (1927), which won three Oscars

Skinner, B. F. US English

(1904–90), US behaviorist psychologist; full name Burrhus Frederic Skinner. He promoted the view that the proper aim of psychology should be to predict behavior and hence be able to control it. He applied the results of his studies to the development of programmed learning and to educational practice

de Klerk, F. W. US English

(1936-), South African statesman; state president 1989–94; full name Frederik Willem de Klerk. As president, he freed Nelson Mandela in 1990, lifted the ban on membership in the African National Congress (ANC), and opened the negotiations that led to the first democratic elections in 1994. Nobel Peace Prize (1993), shared with Mandela

Klerk, F. W. de US English

See de Klerk, F. W.

Schumacher, E. F. US English

(1911–77), German economist and conservationist; full name Ernst Friedrich Schumacher. His Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (1973) argues that mass production needs to be replaced by smaller, more energy-efficient enterprises

Will, George F. US English

(1941-), US journalist, columnist, and television commentator. His conservative syndicated newspaper column first appeared in The Washington Post. He also wrote a column for Newsweek magazine from 1976, and appeared on television’s This Week

Zanuck, Darryl F. US English

(1902–79), US movie producer; full name Darryl Francis Zanuck. He was the controlling executive of Twentieth Century Fox and its president from 1965 until his retirement in 1971


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