fid

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noun \ ˈfid \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of fid

:a tapered usually wooden pin used in opening the strands of a rope

Origin and Etymology of fid

origin unknown


-fid

adjective combining form

Definition of -fid

:divided into (so many) parts or (such) parts
  • pinnatifid

Origin and Etymology of -fid

borrowed from Latin -fidus, derivative from the base of findere "to split, cleave" — more at 1bite


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FID

abbreviation

medical Definition of FID

free induction decay

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