F - Abbreviations list
 f
femto- | f-number | focal length | forte | frequency | function | guilder | folio | following
 F
Fahrenheit | false | farad | faraday | fathom | fax (number) | February | Fellow | female | feminine | fine | force | foul | franc | Friday
 F2F
face-to-face
 F2T
free to talk
 FA
field artillery | financial adviser | fine art | Football Association | freight agent
 FAA
Fleet Air Arm
 FAB
flavoured alcoholic beverage
 Fahr.
Fahrenheit
 FAM
fast access memory
 fam.
familiar | family
 FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)
 f.a.o.
for the attention of
 FAP
familial adenomatous polyposis
 FAQ
free alongside quay | frequently asked question(s)
 FAQs
frequently asked questions
 FARC
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
 FAS
Federal Accounting Standards | foetal alcohol syndrome | free alongside ship
 FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
 FASIT
Financial Asset Securitisation Investment Trust
 FASTER
Fully Automated Screen Trading and Electronic Registration
 Fast-SCSI
a development that allows data to be transferred at a higher rate than with the original SCSI specification
 FAT
file allocation table
 FBA
Fellow of the British Academy
 FBC
fluidizedbed combustion
 FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
 FBR
fast-breeder reactor
 FC
fibre-concrete | Football Club | Forestry Commission
 FCA
ACCOUNTING Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (in England and Wales) | full cost accounting
 FCB
file control block
 FCCA
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
 FCI
Finance Corporation for Industry
 FCII
Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute
 FCM
futures commission merchant
 FCMA
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
 FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 FCSD
Financial and Central Services Department
 FD
Fidei Defensor | financial director | floppy disk | free delivery | full duplex
 f/d
free delivery
 FDA
Food and Drug Administration
 FDC
floppy disk controller
 FDD
floppy disk drive
 FDDI
fibre distributed data interface
 FDI
foreign direct investment
 FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 FDISK
an MS-DOS system utility that configures the partitions on a hard disk
 FDM
frequency division multiplexing
 FDR
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 FDX
full duplex
 Fe
iron
 FE
further education
 Feb.
February
 fec.
he or she made it
 FED
field emission display
 fed.
federal | federated | federation
 Fed.
Federal | Federated | Federation
 FEDUSA
Federation of Unions of South Africa
 fem.
female | feminine
 FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
 FEP
front-end processor
 FES
Family Expenditure Survey
 FESS
functional endoscopic sinus surgery
 FET
field-effect transistor
 FEV
forced expiratory volume
 ff
fortissimo
 FF
flip-flop | form feed
 ff.
folios | following (lines or pages)
 FGD
flue gas desulphurization
 FH
fire hydrant
 f/h
freehold
 FHFB
Federal Housing Finance Board
 FHLBB
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
 FHLBS
Federal Home Loan Bank System
 FHLMC
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
 fhp
friction horsepower
 FHSA
Family Health Services Authority
 FIBOR
Frankfurt Interbank Offered Rate
 FID
Financial Institutions Duty
 Fid. Def.
Fidei Defensor
 FIDE
World Chess Federation
 FIF
Foreign Investment Funds (Tax)
 FIFA
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
 FIFO
first in, first out
 fig.
figurative | figure
 FIM
functional independence measure
 FIMBRA
Financial Intermediaries, Managers, and Brokers Regulatory Association
 fin.
finance | financial | finish
 Fin.
Finland | Finnish
 FIO
for information only
 f.i.o.
for information only
 FIRB
Foreign Investment Review Board
 fj
Fiji
 Fkr
Faroese krona
 FL
Flight Lieutenant | Florida
 fl.
floor | florin | floruit | flute | guilder
 Fl.
Flanders | Flemish
 FLA
Finance and Leasing Association
 flak
 
 FLOP
floating-point operation
 flops
floating-point operations per second
 flor.
floruit
 fl oz
fluid ounce
 FLQ
Front de Libération du Québec
 F/Lt
Flight Lieutenant
 Flt Lt
Flight Lieutenant
 Flt Sgt
Flight Sergeant
 fm
fathom | frequency modulation | (Federated States of) Micronesia
 Fm
fermium
 FM
field manual | figure of merit | frequency modulation | (Federated States of) Micronesia
 FMA
Fund Managers’ Association
 FMCG
fast-moving consumer goods
 fml
formal
 FMS
false memory syndrome | flexible manufacturing system | flight management system
 FNMA
Federal National Mortgage Association
 FNQ
Far North Queensland
 fo
Faroe Islands
 FO
finance officer | Foreign Office
 fo.
folio
 FOB
free on board
 FoC
father of the chapel
 FOD
fax-on-demand
 FoE
Friends of the Earth
 FOK
fill or kill
 FOL
Federation of Labour
 FOR
free on rail
 for.
foreign | forestry
 forex
foreign exchange
 FORTRAN
formula translation
 4GL
fourth-generation language
 4WD
four-wheel drive
 FOX
Futures and Options Exchange
 FPA
Financial Planning Association of Australia
 fps
feet per second | foot-pound-second | frames per second
 FPS
first person shooter | frames per second
 FPU
floating-point unit
 fr
France
 Fr
Father | francium
 FR
family room
 fr.
fragment | from
 Fr.
franc | France | Frau | French | Friar | Friday
 f.r.
folio recto
 FRB
Federal Reserve Bank | Federal Reserve Board
 FRCS
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
 freq.
frequency | frequentative | frequently
 FRG
Federal Republic of Germany
 Fri.
Friday
 Frl.
Fräulein
 FRN
floating rate note
 FROM
fusible read-only memory
 FRS
Fellow of the Royal Society
 FRSB
Financial Reporting Standards Board
 FRY
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
 FSA
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries | Financial Services Authority | Food Standards Agency
 FSAVC
free-standing additional voluntary contribution
 FSB
Federation of Small Businesses
 FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone | full service history
 FSI
free-standing insert
 ft
foot | fort
 FT
Financial Times
 FTC
Federal Trade Commission
 fth.
fathom
 FTP
file transfer protocol
 FTSE
Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index
 fur.
furlong
 furn.
furnished
 fut.
future | futures
 f.v.
folio verso
 fwd
forward
 FWD
four-wheel drive | front-wheel drive
 FWIW
what it’s worth
 fx
France, Metropolitan
 FX
(special) effects | foreign exchange
 FY
financial year
 FYI
for your information
 FYM
farmyard manure
 FYROM
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


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