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f British & World English

Feminine

F1 British & World English

The sixth letter of the alphabet

F2 British & World English

Fahrenheit

F1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

6th letter of the alphabet

f in F1 British & World English

The sixth letter of the alphabet

F in F1 British & World English

The fourth note of the diatonic scale of C major

Fahrenheit British & World English

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

F in Fahrenheit British & World English

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

farad British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant

F in faraday British & World English

A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant

fluorine British & World 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 very severe burns on contact with skin

F in fluorine British & World 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 very severe burns on contact with skin

f in frequency British & World English

The rate per second of a vibration constituting a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light)

farad New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

SI unit of electrical capacitance

femto- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

denoting a factor of 10−15

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

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

F-bomb British & World 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 British & World English

Either of a pair of soundholes 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 or mandolins

f. sp. British & World 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 British & World English

A camera setting corresponding to a particular f-number

F-word British & World 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 British & World English

The highest and most strongly ionized region of the ionosphere

f-number British & World 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. British & World 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. British & World 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

de Klerk, F. W. British & World English

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

Klerk, F. W. de British & World English

See de Klerk, F. W.

Schumacher, E. F. British & World English

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

Will, George F. British & World 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. British & World English

(1902–79), American film 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

F's in F1 British & World English

The sixth letter of the alphabet

Buckley, William F. British & World English

(1925–2008), US journalist and writer; full name William Frank Buckley, Jr. Founder of the conservative magazine National Review (1955), he hosted the television discussion program Firing Line 1966–99


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