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PDFnoun [C or U]

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

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PDFnoun [C/U]

abbreviation forportabledocumentformat (= an ​electronic way to ​storepictures and ​text so they can be ​printed on any ​computer or ​looked at on the ​Internet) A PDF is also a ​computerfile that ​containsinformation 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 portabledocumentformat: a ​system for making ​computerdocuments that can be used with any ​computersystem 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 ​industryjournal is ​delivered monthly in Adobe PDF and has a ​subscriberbase 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 ​scannerexcels at making PDFs from ​documents.
(Definition of PDF from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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