pdf

noun \ ˌpē-(ˌ)dē-ˈef \
variants: or PDF

Definition of pdf

: a computer file format for the transmission of a multimedia document that is not intended to be edited further and appears unaltered in most computer environments; also : a document that uses this format

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Origin and Etymology of pdf

portable document format


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