from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A consonant digraph having the sound of ƒ, used in the Latin or English, French, etc., transliteration of Greek words containing φ, as in phalanx, philosophy, graphic, zephyr, etc., or occasionally of words from other languages.

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  • abbreviation Common misspelling of pH.
  • abbreviation phot

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  • noun (from potential of Hydrogen) the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is more basic and less than 7 is more acidic)


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  • On the SOWPODS list of words allowed in Scrabble, but as an abbreviation pronounced as letters, it should not be allowed.

    December 11, 2007