v

Definitions

General English

Cars & Driving

  • abbreviation
    (written as V)
    a letter on the sidewall of a tyre denoting the maximum speed for which it is designed (over 210 km/h or over 130 mph).
  • symbol forV-engine
    (written as V)
  • symbol forvalve
    (written as V)

Electronics

  • (written as V)
    Within the YUV color model, one of the two color-difference signals. The other is U (3).
  • (written as V)
    symbol for potential, or electric potential.
  • chemical symbol forvanadium
    (written as V)
  • symbol forvolume
    (written as V)
  • symbol forvelocity

Law

  • (written as v.)
    against.

Slang

  • adjective very. Often heard in middle-class speech, as in ‘v. good’, ‘v. difficult’, etc.

Media Studies

  • symbol forverso
  • noun the left-hand page of a two-page spread.

Aviation

  • preposition against, as compared with

Information & Library Science

  • noun the left-hand page of a book, usually given an even number
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