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"PDF" in British English

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PDFnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌpiː.diːˈef/  us   /ˌpiː.diːˈef/
abbreviation for portable document format: a system for storing and sending documents between computers that does not allow the contents to be changed, or a document created using this system: a PDF file
(Definition of PDF from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"PDF" in American English

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PDFnoun [C/U]

abbreviation for portable document format (= an electronic way to store pictures and text so they can be printed on any computer or looked at on the Internet)
A PDF is also a computer file that contains information in PDF form: The printable PDF includes six papers and an introduction.
(Definition of PDF from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"PDF" in Business English

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PDFnoun

uk   us   /ˌpiːdiːˈef/ IT
[U] abbreviation for portable document format: a system for making computer documents that can be used with any computer system and sent from one computer to another. The documents can be looked at or printed, but not changed: I'll send you the document in PDF format. The industry journal is delivered monthly in Adobe PDF and has a subscriber base of approximately 600. PDF document/file You can save and print PDF files for reading later.
[C] a document made using a PDF system: The sheet-fed scanner excels at making PDFs from documents.
(Definition of PDF from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“PDF” in Business English

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