Definition of PDF in English:


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Pronunciation: /piːdiːˈɛf


[mass noun] Computing
  • 1A file format for capturing and sending electronic documents in exactly the intended format: [as modifier]: PDF files
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    • All current issues of their mags are free to download in pdf.
    • Our website also carries at least three complete articles per back number in pdf format.
    • Each time a new issue is posted on our Web site, an e-mail will go out with a link to a PDF file.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A file in PDF format: I sent him a PDF of the article
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    • The most interesting is on the state of the aviation industry, running to 52 pages in a pdf.
    • A designer couldn't just email a pdf to the client in what seems like an easy, two-second process.
    • The link should download a pdf of the press release announcing the new logo.


1990s: abbreviation of Portable Document Format.

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