- "Eff plus"
- A hypothetical grade lower than an "F"; a grade representing not merely a failure, but a complete and utter failure.
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- National Capital Area--drug Trafficking: Joint Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health ( 1988 ) p. 69 .
- ( かつ the following ): The abbreviation f. is used in a citation to refer to a section for which no final number can usefully be given. When used, f. has no space between it and the preceding number and is followed by a period. If more than one following section is meant, ff. is used .
- F ( ĕf ).
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 Phœnician, the ultimate source being probably Egyptian. Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and b; as in E. five, Gr. πέντε; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr. λύκος; E. fox, vixen ; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v. t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.
2. ( Mus. ) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp ( F ♯ ) is a tone intermediate between F and G.
F clef, the bass clef. See under Clef.
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The grade of "F minus" is generally not part of any actual academic grading regime, but the phrase is instead used as a rhetorical flourish in assessing someone or something as being a particularly spectacular failure .
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