V, v

[ vee ]
/ vi /

noun, plural V's or Vs, v's or vs.

the 22nd letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter V or v, as in victor, flivver, or shove.
something having the form of a V.
a written or printed representation of the letter V or v.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter V or v.

Definition for v (2 of 8)

v


Electricity. volt; volts.

Definition for v (3 of 8)

V


Definition for v (4 of 8)

V


Symbol.

the 22nd in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 21st.
(sometimes lowercase) the Roman numeral for five.Compare Roman numerals.
Chemistry. vanadium.
Biochemistry. valine.
Physics. electric potential.
(especially during World War II) the symbol of Allied victory.

Definition for v (5 of 8)

v.

1

Origin of v.

1
From the Latin word vidē

Definition for v (6 of 8)

Definition for v (7 of 8)

V.

1

Origin of V.

1
From the Latin word vidē

Definition for v (8 of 8)

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British Dictionary definitions for v (1 of 5)

v

V

/ (viː) /

noun plural v's, V's or Vs

the 22nd letter and 17th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiced labio-dental fricative, as in vote
  1. something shaped like a V
  2. (in combination)a V neck See also V-sign

British Dictionary definitions for v (2 of 5)

v


symbol for

physics velocity
specific volume (of a gas)

British Dictionary definitions for v (3 of 5)

V


symbol for

abbreviation for

Vatican City (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for v (4 of 5)

v.


abbreviation for

British Dictionary definitions for v (5 of 5)

V.


abbreviation for

Venerable
(in titles) Very
(in titles) Vice
Viscount
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Medicine definitions for v (1 of 3)

v


abbr.

venous blood (used as a subscript)

Medicine definitions for v (2 of 3)

V


The symbol for the elementvanadium

Medicine definitions for v (3 of 3)

V


abbr.

volt
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Science definitions for v (1 of 2)

V


The symbol for vanadium.
The symbol for voltage.
Abbreviation of volume

Science definitions for v (2 of 2)

vanadium

[ və-nādē-əm ]

V

A soft, bright-white metallic element that occurs naturally in several minerals. It has good structural strength and is used especially to make strong varieties of steel. Atomic number 23; atomic weight 50.942; melting point 1,890°C; boiling point 3,000°C; specific gravity 6.11; valence 2, 3, 4, 5. See Periodic Table.
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