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abbreviation or noun

plural CFLs
: compact fluorescent light
To safely store and recycle used CFLs and batteries, customers can order online and receive prepaid-postage kits delivered to their door.The Sunday Rutland (Vermont) Herald
If everyone in NC [North Carolina] replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light (CFL) it would save 1.5 Million kWh's each day.Mountain Xpress


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Canadian Football League

Word History

First Known Use

Abbreviation Or Noun

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of CFL was in 1989

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“CFL.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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