The acronym CDF may mean any one of the following:

in Science, Mathematics and Computing

  • Collider Detector at Fermilab, an international collaboration of around 600 physicists studying high-energy particle collisions
  • Cumulative distribution function (or just distribution function), a function in probability theory and statistics
  • Common Data Format, a library and toolkit developed by the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at NASA, as an interface for the storage and manipulation of multi-dimensional data sets
  • Compound Document Format, a set of W3C standard describing electronic document file formats
  • Computable Document Format, a file format designed to allow easy authoring of dynamically-generated interactive content
  • Channel Defintion Format, an XML file format
  • .CSV (comma-separated values or character-separated values), file format formerly referred to as comma delimited format
  • .CDF, the ANDI/netCDF file format, used for chromatography and mass spectrometry data
  • Cohen-Daubechies-Feauveau wavelet, a type of biorthogonal wavelet that may be used for image data compression


  • Ceylon Defence Force, one of the predecessor organizations of the Sri Lanka Army
  • Ciskei Defence Force, a military unit in South Africa during the Cold War
  • Chief of the Defence Force, a position in multiple countries
  • Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, an organization responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine
  • Cooperative Development Foundation, a charitable organization engaged in cooperative development in the US
  • Constituency Development Fund, a Kenyan fund aiming to support constituency-level grass-roots development projects
  • Children's Defense Fund, an American child advocacy and research organization
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (also CAL FIRE), an agency responsible for fire protection and administration of forests in the State of California
  • Canal del Fútbol, a privately-owned cable television channel in Chile
  • Crypto Developers Forum, an organization that promotes the global interests of the UK crypto development industry


  • Cardiff, the capital and largest city (and county) of Wales in the UK
  • Cardiff Central railway station, with the National Rail Station code of CDF
  • Cortina Airport, an airport in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto in Italy, with the IATA code of CDF
  • Chesapeake Detention Facility (formerly the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center), a prison in Baltimore, Maryland in the US
  • Concurrent Design Facility, the main assessment center for future space missions and industrial review of the European Space Agency
  • CDF Croisières de France, a cruise line catering to the French cruise market
  • Congolese franc, the currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the ISO 4217 currency code of CDF
  • Constructive Developmental Framework, a theoretical framework for psychological assessment based on empirical research
  • Clostridium difficile, a species of bacteria that may be established in the human colon and cause colitis

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