|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 |
|2.||As a numeral, V stands for five, in English and Latin.|
|Noun||1.||V - 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|
|2.||V - a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite|
|3.||V - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one|
|4.||V - the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet|
|Adj.||1.||v - being one more than four|
|V - Upper case V, ASCII character 86, known in INTERCAL as
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).