fid

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noun

: a tapered usually wooden pin used in opening the strands of a rope
: divided into (so many) parts or (such) parts
pinnatifid

Word History

Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

Adjective combining form

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

First Known Use

Noun

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fid was in 1615

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Cite this Entry

“Fid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

FID

abbreviation
free induction decay
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