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(filename extension)
/S W F/ The filename extension for Adobe Shockwave Flash animated vector graphics files, common on the World-Wide Web.

A rarely used alternative expansion is "Small Web Format".


(Small Web Format) The file format for playing Flash animation files (Flash movies). The Flash source file, which holds the timelines and multimedia elements, uses the .FLA (Flash Authoring) extension and is published to an .SWF file for playback by the Flash media player.

Originally, SWF meant "ShockWave Flash," which was confusing because Shockwave is a different authoring package that uses the .DCR extension for playback files (see Shockwave). As a result, SWF was renamed "Small Web Format." Stand-alone Flash video files use the .FLV extension (see Flash video). See Flash and Swiffy.
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It's difficult to say [when the SWF will be launched]," says Evans.
The UAE has seven large SWFs in total: four in Abu Dhabi, one each in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, while the last is a federal fund.
While London is at the heart of the UK's strength in SWF management - nine of the largest 20 SWFs have offices in London compared to seven in New York - cities such as Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff and Liverpool are also important centres for fund management.
Ali Saleh Abdullah, 30, who lives in Al-Makhader district of Ibb, said his family has been registered with SWF since 1996.
Ghana will use 70% of its oil income to support the state budget for both recurrent and capital spending, with the remaining 30% dedicated to its SWF and oil revenue stabilisation funds.
However, regardless of how GCC SWF investment strategies evolve, one thing is for sure: their billions of dollars of investable cash reserves will continue to ensure that they remain a key interest to the global investment community.
With the newly launched program, you can directly convert SWF file to any other video format for enjoying on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, and other digital players or for easy online sharing on popular video sites.
This SWF was set up in 1976 and employs more than 1,200 people, about 70% of whom are expatriates.
Its continued high ranking in the independent SWF Transparency Index serves to underscore Mumtalakat's longstanding commitment to achieving and maintaining international standards of corporate governance and transparency, and ensuring accountability.
With SWF, developers get full control over implementing processing steps and coordinating the tasks that drive them, without worrying about underlying complexities such as tracking their progress and keeping their state, Amazon said.
In its recently released report, SWF Institute scored transparency