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SPF

abbr.
sun protection factor

SPF

abbreviation for
1. (Telecommunications) sender policy framework: a mechanism designed to prevent an e-mail address being duplicated and used as a false address from which to send unsolicited e-mails
2. (Chemical Engineering) sun protection factor: an indicator of how effectively a sun cream, lotion, cosmetic, etc, protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun: SPF 25.

SPF

sun protection factor: the effectiveness of suntanning preparations in protecting the skin from ultraviolet radiation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SPF - the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
Translations

SPF

[ˌɛspiːˈɛf] n abbr (=sun protection factor) → IPS m(= indice de protection solaire)
SPF 15 → IPS 15

SPF

abbr sun protection factor. V. factor.
References in periodicals archive ?
All the CANSA-tested products complied with the existing SPF, UVA and irritancy requirements at the time of going to market.
According to the FDA, "Scientific data demonstrate that products that are 'Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (or higher)' have been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging."
Organized in thematic modules, the trainees followed all fields of expertise which are relevant for the SPF: public order, defensive tactics, police side-handle baton, communication skills, police ethics and physical training, including the performance of a Cooper test.
Infused with natural botanicals, skin-nourishing oils and antioxidant vitamins, to keep skin healthy-looking and protected against the damaging rays of the sun, the Nature's Gate Sun Care Collection consists of: Sportblock SPF 50, Aquablock SPF 50, Kid'sblock SPF 50, Faceblock SPF 25, Mineral Sportblock SPF 20, Mineral Kid'sblock SPF 20 and Sunless Tanner.
Thirty-five percent (6 products) did not meet the SPF:PFA ratio of 3:1 or better; 29% (5 products) caused unacceptable whitening on the skin (High).
The opening of SPF Europe is an initiative designed to specifically meet the needs of the European and Mediterranean market.
Its P20 has long been a hit and this year it launches a lower P10 SPF.
Simple Daily Radiance Moisturiser SPF 10, pounds 6.49 (Boots) THIS SPF moisturiser was disappointing..
Philosophy Hope In a Jar SPF 20, pounds 36 (www.hqhair.com) This is easily absorbed and isn't too rich or oily.
In the Canadian softwood plywood (CSP) industry, the normal white wood mix, SPF, is the primary log supply, which is generally not sorted prior to making standard CSP plywood (Canadian Standards Assoc.
The makers of Hawaiian Tropic Ozone, Coppertone and Banana Boat offer SPF 80, the highest on the market.
"Most people only put on 75% as much as is used in SPF testing, so they're getting 25% less value," says Heidi Waldorf, director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, noting that even the top-rated blockers cannot work adequately if not enough is applied.