Definitions for: F


[n] the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
[n] 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
[n] a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature
[n] 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
[adj] of a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32 degrees F and the boiling point as 212 degrees F at one atmosphere of pressure; "the Fahrenheit scale"
[adj] (metallurgy); free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine"



Webster (1913) Definition: F ([e^]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[oe]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.

Synonyms: atomic number 9, degree Fahrenheit, Fahr, fahrenheit, farad, fine, fluorine, pure

Antonyms: c, celsius, centigrade

See Also: abfarad, alphabetic character, capacitance unit, chemical element, cryolite, degree, element, fluor, fluorapatite, fluorite, fluorspar, gas, Greenland spar, halogen, letter, letter of the alphabet, millifarad, Roman alphabet

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