V, v


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.



vide supra.


Veterinary Surgeon.
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Veterinary Surgeon


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vide supraSee vide
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Word Origin and History for vs

abbreviation in law of Latin versus "against" (see versus). Also sometimes vs.; ver.

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vs in Medicine



volumetric solution
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vs in Science


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