SPF Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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SPFnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌes.piːˈef/
abbreviation forsunprotectionfactor: the ​letters on a ​bottle of sunscreen (= a ​substance that ​prevents the ​skin from ​burning in the ​sun) that show how ​effective the sunscreen is
(Definition of SPF from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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SPFnoun [U]

abbreviation forsunprotectionfactor (= the ​level of ​protection that a ​substance gives against ​damage to ​yourskin from the ​sun): The American ​Cancer Society ​recommendspeople use ​sunscreen with at least 15 SPF.
(Definition of SPF from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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