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Fnoun

us   /ef/ plural F’s or Fs
  • F noun (LETTER)

[C] plural F’s, Fs, f’s or fs also f the sixth letter of the English alphabet
  • F noun (MUSICAL NOTE)

music [C/U] plural F’s or Fs in Western music, the fourth note in the scale (= series of notes) that begins on the note C, or a set of notes based on this note
  • F noun (MARK)

[C] plural F’s or Fs a mark given for an exam, a course, or a piece of work which shows that your work has failed to meet the lowest acceptable standard: I’m giving you an F if your paper isn’t in by Thursday.
  • F noun (TEMPERATURE)

[U] abbreviation forFahrenheit: Yesterday the temperature was 90°F.
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