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LAV or Lav may refer to:


  • Lav, an alternate name for Lava (Ramayana), a son of the Hindu deity Rama and his wife Sita, whose story is told in the Ramayana
  • Lav, translation in some Slavic languages of the name Lev
  • Luis Antonio Valencia, Manchester United winger

Science and technology[edit]

  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), formerly also called lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV), the virus that causes AIDS
  • Lavalier microphone, a small microphone with a clip for attaching to clothing
  • Local As View, a view-based query answering approach to data integration
  • Load average, the average load or amount of work that a computer system is doing over time
  • software packages for encoding and decoding video and audio files:
    • Libav, a free software project forked from FFmpeg
    • libavcodec, an audio/video codec library provided by FFmpeg and Libav
    • LAV Filters, a set of open-source DirectShow filters based on FFmpeg
  • Live Attenuated Vaccine, a vaccination strategy where the pathogen is weakened but still living.


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