BV

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

In arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Backing vocal, in music, a vocal harmony with the lead vocalist provided by one or more backing vocalists
  • Busoni-Verzeichnis, a catalogue of compositions by Ferruccio Busoni

Companies and organizations[edit]

Science and medicine[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Bacterial vaginosis, the most common cause of vaginal infection
  • Belch Vocalizations, the most common form of intra-group communication among the mountain gorilla
  • Biological value, a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism's body
  • Binocular vision, vision in which both eyes are used together
  • Blood vessel, part of the circulatory system that transports blood throughout the body

Mathematics and computing[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

  • Bavarian B V, early German 2-4-0 type of locomotive of the Royal Bavarian State Railways
  • Bed volume, the volume of material in a vessel (e.g. of a catalyst in a vessel, or stationary phase in column chromatography)
  • Boiling vessel, equipment provided to an armoured vehicle for heating food or water (chiefly British)
  • Breakdown voltage, the minimum voltage that causes an insulator to become electrically conductive
  • Lohner B.V, a variant of the Lohner B.II military reconnaissance aircraft

Other uses[edit]

  • Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic), Mary, mother of Jesus, as venerated in the Roman Catholic Church
  • 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

See also[edit]