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PDF commonly refers to the Portable Document Format in computing.

Other uses could also mean:

In education

  • Postdoctoral fellow

In fiction

  • Planetary Defence Force in the Warhammer 40,000 universe

In the military

  • Panama Defense Forces
  • P.D.F. (upper case) is an abbreviation of "Permanent Defence Forces" - the standing branches of the Irish Defence Forces
  • People's Defence Force - the army of Grenada before the US led invasion in 1983.

In science

  • Atomic pair distribution function (Physics)
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation (http://www.pdf.org) (Medicine)
  • Parton Distribution Functions (Physics)
  • Planar deformation features (Geology)
  • Polypeptide Deformylase (Chemistry)
  • Powder Diffraction File (Physics)
  • pdf and p.d.f. (lower case) can refer to "probability density function" (Mathematics, statistics and probability)
  • PDF and P.D.F. (upper case) can refer to "probability distribution function" (Mathematics, statistics and probability)

In software

  • Package Definition File (Microsoft Systems Management Server)
  • Portable Document Format
  • Printer Description File, in earlier editions of Quark Xpress page layout software.

Additional uses

  • KPDF-CA, a television station in Phoenix, Arizona
  • PDF417, a 2D barcode - PDF means Portable Data File
  • PDF Solutions, a listed company headquartered in San Jose, California
  • Peace Development Fund, a non-profit public foundation based in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Peak draw force in a Compound bow in Archery
  • Playa del Fuego, a Delaware art festival inspired by the annual Nevada Burning Man festival
  • An abbreviation of Pretty Damned Funny


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