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v. US English

Verb

V1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

V2 US English

Volt(s)

V New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

22nd letter of the alphabet

V&A New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Victoria and Albert Museum

five US English

Equivalent to the sum of two and three; one more than four, or half of ten; 5

V US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

v in V1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the alphabet

vanadium US English

The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard gray metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels

V in vanadium US English

The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard gray metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels

versus US English

Against (especially in sports and legal use)

volt US English

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance

V in volt1 US English

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance

vanadium New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 23

verso New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

left-hand page of an open book; back of a loose leaf

volt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

SI unit of electromotive force

v. in versus US English

Against (especially in sports and legal use)

V-1 US English

A small flying bomb powered by a simple jet engine, used by the Germans in World War II

V-2 US English

A rocket-powered flying bomb, which was the first ballistic missile, used by the Germans in World War II

V. in verbena US English

A chiefly American herbaceous plant that bears heads of bright showy flowers, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental

V-1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

World War II German flying bombs

V-8 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

configuration of internal-combustion engine

V. & A. US English

Victoria and Albert Museum

V-day US English

Victory Day, especially with reference to the Allied victories in World War II

V-six US English

A motor vehicle with a six cylinder V-engine

V-chip US English

A computer chip installed in a television receiver that can be programmed by the user to block or scramble material containing a special code in its signal indicating that it is deemed violent or sexually explicit

V-mail US English

short for voice mail.

V-neck US English

A neckline of a garment, having straight sides meeting at a point to form a V-shape

V-sign US English

A sign made with the first two fingers pointing up in a V-shape, with the palm of the hand facing outward, used as a symbol or gesture of victory or peace

V-chip New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

programmable chip in a television

delta-v US English

Acceleration

V-E Day US English

The day (May 8) marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945

V-J Day US English

The day (August 15) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in World War II, or the day (September 2) when Japan formally surrendered

V-shaped US English

Having the shape of a letter V, tapering to a point

Saturn V New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

launch vehicle for the Apollo space missions of 1968–72

Naipaul, V. S. US English

(1932-), Trinidadian writer, resident in Britain from 1950; full name Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. He is best known for his satirical novels, such as A House for Mr. Biswas (1961) and In a Free State (1971). Other notable works: A Way in the World (1994) and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted People (1998). Nobel Prize for Literature (2001)

Debs, Eugene V. US English

(1855–1926), US labor union leader; full name Eugene Victor Debs. A founding member of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, he ran for the US presidency five times as the Socialist Party candidate

Raman, Sir C. V. US English

(1888–1970), Indian physicist; full name Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He discovered the Raman effect, one of the most important proofs of the quantum theory of light. Nobel Prize for Physics (1930)


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