Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • adverb compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
  • adverb compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
  • noun 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

Etymologies

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

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  • Cf. Chemical element symbol for Californium.

    December 16, 2007