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Meaning of f by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • "Eff plus"



    1. An academic grade given by certain institutions. Slightly better than an F and slightly worse than a D- .

    See also

    • E+


    By Wiktionary ( 2009/08/19 19:17 UTC Version )


    F minus ( plural: F minuses )

    1. A hypothetical grade lower than an "F"; a grade representing not merely a failure, but a complete and utter failure.

    Usage notes

    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 .


    By Wiktionary ( 2011/02/23 21:34 UTC Version )



    f .

    1. and the following ( page, paragraph, etc. )
    2. ( grammar ) feminine

    Usage notes

    For example, “Hornblower 258f.” would refer to pages 258–259 while “Hornblower 258ff.” would refer to an undetermined number of pages following page 258; more casually “258–” ( no end specified ) .


Explanation of f by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet

    2. 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

    3. a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature

    4. a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens

    Definition of f by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.