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also Cu·fic  (ko͞o′fĭk, kyo͞o′-)
Relating to or being an angular form of the Arabic alphabet used in making fine copies of the Koran.

[After al-Kūfa, a city in south-central Iraq .]
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(ˈkuːfɪk; ˈkjuː-) or


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) of, relating to, or denoting an early form of the Arabic alphabet employed in making copies of the Koran
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the script formed by the letters of this alphabet
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