F

Primary Meanings of F

1.
n
the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
2.
n
a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature
3.
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
4.
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
Full Definitions of F
1

n the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet

Synonyms:
f
Type of:
alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet
the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
2

n a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature

Synonyms:
degree Fahrenheit
Type of:
degree
a unit of temperature on a specified scale
3

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

Synonyms:
atomic number 9, fluorine
Type of:
chemical element, element
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
gas
a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
halogen
any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
4

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

Synonyms:
farad
Type of:
capacitance unit
a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge

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