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"v" in British English

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vpreposition

also v. uk   /viː/ us   /viː/
  • v preposition (AGAINST)

also vs. used to show the two sides involved in a court case: the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade
UK also vs. used to show who is competing in a game: Newcastle United v Wigan
UK also vs. used to compare two things or ideas, especially when you have to choose between them: I need to consider the advantages v the disadvantages.
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  • v preposition (VERY)

UK written abbreviation for very: The teacher wrote "v good" on my essay.
  • v preposition (SEE)

UK written abbreviation for vide

vnoun

also v. uk   /viː/ us   /viː/
(Definition of v from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"V" in American English

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Vnoun [C]

plural V’s, Vs, v’s or vs also v us   /vi/
  • V noun [C] (LETTER)

the 22nd letter of the English alphabet

Vnumber

also v us   /vi, fɑɪv/
  • V number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the number 5
(Definition of V from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"v" in Business English

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vpreposition

uk   /viː/ us   also vs
abbreviation for versus : the ruling in the Monti v Microsoft case
(Definition of v from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“v” in British English

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