variants or 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There is a nearly unprecedented mismatch between the number of open jobs and the number of people applying for those positions, with over 6 million potential candidates (pdf) and more than 11 million job vacancies in today’s hiring landscape. Bailey Showalter, Quartz, 25 Oct. 2022 The continent has lost 13.5 million (pdf) jobs so far from 2020 largely as a result of the pandemic. Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 31 May 2022 That’s according to a report (pdf) released by the climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters (POW) supported by retailer REI. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 10 Jan. 2022 The pdf is $27.95 for non-practitioners, and well worth every penny. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 18 Feb. 2022 The impact was significantly more severe on young people of color, who were on average poorer (pdf) than their white counterparts to begin with. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 9 July 2020 By comparison, Disney+ currently has 118 million (pdf) global subscribers. Adario Strange, Quartz, 27 Jan. 2022 There were 186 such projects under development in 2020, up from 94 in two years earlier, according to a study by the legal firm Husch Blackwell (pdf). Camille Squires, Quartz, 5 Jan. 2022 How Economic Downturns Affect Talent Flows to Startups (pdf). Hbs Working Knowledge, Forbes, 5 May 2021 See More

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Word History


portable document format

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pdf was in 1992

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“Pdf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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