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Meaning of V

Pronunciation:  'vee, vee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
  2. [n]  a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
  3. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  4. [n]  a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
  5. [adj]  being one more than four

V is a 1 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: 5, 5, atomic number 23, cardinal, cinque, fin, five, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintet, quintuplet, vanadium, volt
 See Also: abvolt, alphabetic character, carnotite, digit, figure, kilovolt, kV, letter, letter of the alphabet, metal, metallic element, millivolt, mV, potential unit, Roman alphabet, vanadinite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\V\ (v[=e]).
1. V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a
   vocal consonant. V and U are only varieties of the same
   character, U being the cursive form, while V is better
   adapted for engraving, as in stone. The two letters were
   formerly used indiscriminately, and till a comparatively
   recent date words containing them were often classed
   together in dictionaries and other books of reference (see
   {U}). The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it
   was used both as a consonant (about like English w) and as
   a vowel. The Latin derives it from it from a form (V) of
   the Greek vowel [Upsilon] (see {Y}), this Greek letter
   being either from the same Semitic letter as the digamma F
   (see {F}), or else added by the Greeks to the alphabet
   which they took from the Semitic. Etymologically v is most
   nearly related to u, w, f, b, p; as in vine, wine;
   avoirdupois, habit, have; safe, save; trover, troubadour,
   trope. See U, F, etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]
   265; also [sect][sect] 155, 169, 178-179, etc.

2. As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.

Computing Dictionary

Upper case V, ascii character 86, known in intercal as book.

1. A testbed for distributed system research.

2. Wide-spectrum language used in the knowledge-based environment chi. "Research on Knowledge-Based Software Environments at Kestrel Inst", D.R. Smith et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-11(11):1278-1295 (1985).