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English Dictionary: F by the DICT Development Group
2 results for F
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature [syn: degree Fahrenheit, F]
  2. a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
    Synonym(s): fluorine, F, atomic number 9
  3. the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates
    Synonym(s): farad, F
  4. the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
    Synonym(s): F, f
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   F \F\ ([ecr]f).
      1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a
            nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin.
            The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma [?],
            which probably had the value of English w consonant. The
            form and value of Greek letter came from the Ph[d2]nician,
            the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.
            Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and
            b; as in E. five, Gr. pe`nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr.
            ly`kos; E. fox, vixen; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v.
            t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation,
            [sect][sect] 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.
      2. (Mus.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or
            scale of C. F sharp (F [sharp]) is a tone intermediate
            between F and G.
      {F clef}, the bass clef. See under {Clef}.
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