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“Cf” is an abbreviation that means “confer” or “compare.” It is often used in written texts, academic papers, or discussions to draw the reader’s attention to a specific point of comparison between two or more items, ideas, sources, or concepts. When you come across “cf” in a text, it means that you are being asked to compare or contrast the mentioned elements.

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