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Which is more comprehensible for a player after writing fortissimo: forte or meno forte?

If you want 'still ff but back off a bit' you could write 'meno ff'. If you want 'f' write 'f'.
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Which is more comprehensible for a player after writing fortissimo: forte or meno forte?

fff, ff, f,mf, mp, p, pp, ppp all have a distinct meaning on their own. So writing ff, then f means exactly what they should. There's no need to modify any in relation to changing from one to another -...
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Which is more comprehensible for a player after writing fortissimo: forte or meno forte?

I would rather write forte (or f) than "meno forte" (or "meno f"). In fact, I would rather write "più piano" than "meno forte", regardless of the dynamics. Both ...
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Which is more comprehensible for a player after writing fortissimo: forte or meno forte?

As a general rule, seeing f after ff would present no confusion at all, especially if they are separated by a measure or two. If it's a significant concern, perhaps consider meno ff rather than f or ...
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