BV

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BV, B.V., Bv, bV, or bv may refer to:

Science and medicine
  • Bacterial vaginosis, the most common cause of vaginal infection
  • Bed volume, the volume of material in a vessel (e.g. of a catalyst in a vessel, or stationary phase in column chromatography)
  • Belch Vocalizations, the most common form of intra-group communication among the Mountain Gorilla
  • Binocular vision, vision in which both eyes are used together
  • Biological value, a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism's body
  • Blood vessel, part of the circulatory system that transports blood throughout the body
  • Breakdown voltage, the minimum voltage that causes a portion of an insulator to become electrically conductive
Companies and organizations
Mathematics and computing
  • Batalin–Vilkovisky formalism, a concept in mathematical physics to construct gauge theories with open algebras of gauge symmetries and their quantization
  • Bounded variation, a concept in mathematical analysis
  • Bounding volume, computer graphics and computational geometry, a bounding volume for a set of objects is a closed volume that completely contains the union of the objects in the set
Commercial
Other
  • Backing vocal, in music, a vocal harmony with the lead vocalist provided by one or more backing vocalists
  • Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic), Mary, mother of Jesus, as venerated in the Roman Catholic Church
  • Boiling vessel, equipment provided to an armoured vehicle for heating food or water (chiefly British)
  • Book value, in accounting, the value of an asset according to its balance sheet account balance
  • Bouvet Island, an uninhabited South Atlantic sub-Antarctic volcanic island
    • .bv, the inactive ccTLD for Bouvet Island
  • Bavarian B V, early German 2-4-0 locomotives of the Royal Bavarian State Railways
  • Lohner B.V, a variant of the Lohner B.II military reconnaissance aircraft

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