Definitions

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  • abbr. compare, compare to
  • abbr. see also
  • abbr. confer (in the obsolete sense of compare) particularly in Webster's 1913.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of calf (binding).
  • n. A contraction of the Latin confer, compare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
  • n. a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
  • n. the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; no cure is known
  • adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)

Etymologies

From Latin confer ("imperative of 'conferre'; Eng. compare"). From Latin con ("together") and fero ("(I) bring") (Wiktionary)

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