IV

IV

[ahy-vee]
noun, plural IVs, IV's.
  1. an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.

Origin of IV

First recorded in 1950–55

i.v.

  1. increased value.
  2. initial velocity.
  3. invoice value.

I.V.

  1. initial velocity.
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Examples from the Web for iv

Contemporary Examples of iv

Historical Examples of iv

  • (iv) This vast ideal system is supposed to be based upon experience.

    Sophist

    Plato

  • It's aff with her apron and on with her bonnet, iv'ry chance.

  • Under Edward IV his lands are naturally granted to other people and he is attainted.

    Henry the Sixth

    John Blacman

  • All these possessions and privileges of the monks were confirmed by Dom João iv.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • Not of course the famous son of Charles v., but a son of Philip iv.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson


British Dictionary definitions for iv

i.v.

IV

abbreviation for
  1. intravenous(ly)
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iv in Medicine

IV

abbr.
  1. intravenous
  2. intravenously
  3. intraventricular
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