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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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USA The US was the second-largest source (pdf) of tourists to Hong Kong in June from outside the Asia region. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "These are the countries that have issued travel warnings for Hong Kong," 8 Aug. 2019 Purple Heart Commemoration, August 10 at 10:30 a.m., at Mount Vernon To enroll names in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor's database of medal recipients, please contact toll free 1-877-28HONOR, or complete their enrollment form (pdf). CBS News, "Calendar: Week of August 5," 4 Aug. 2019 The company reported today (Aug. 1) that sales in Greater China fell 2% in the first half (pdf) of the year. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "China’s luxury boom is bypassing Prada," 1 Aug. 2019 In 2018, for instance, a mere 386 jobs were lost in the country (pdf) due to closure of industries, according to the minister of state for labour and employment, Santosh Gangwar. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Modi government says India lost less than 400 industrial jobs in 2018," 23 July 2019 Walmart isn’t just the nation’s largest employer, and the only game in town in many rural areas; Walmart is the largest private employer of African Americans in the country (pdf). Jason Johnson, The Root, "Walmart, Black America’s Biggest Boss, Is Also Its Cheap Uncle," 16 Jan. 2018 Systems that request an uploaded resume will work fine with the pdf template, but applications that request your resume be pasted directly into their form will give you problems. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: Are resume templates a good idea?," 26 July 2019 Hairlessness only recently became a social requirement (pdf) thanks to a push by corporations, the media, and the beauty industry, combined with a healthy dose of misogyny. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "A new razor brand is encouraging women not to shave," 24 July 2019 Americans now perceive women to be just as smart and as competent as men, according to a new report (pdf) in the July edition of the American Psychologist. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartz at Work, "Women in the US are seen to be as smart as men, but not ready to lead," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of pdf

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pdf

portable document format

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