List of acronyms: V

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This list contains acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends  that begin with the letter V.

For the purposes of this list:

  • acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars
  • initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee
  • pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).
(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) Severe acute respiratory syndrome
(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) Compact disc
(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Development Fund for Women
(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – Megahertz)

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  1. The original VFL, formed when the original VFA split in 1896, evolved into today's Australian Football League.
  2. The modern VFL, which operates to this day as a semi-professional developmental league for the AFL, is the successor to the VFA.

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VP[edit]

  • VP – (a/i) Vice-President ("veep")
  • VPN – (i) Virtual Private Network

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  • VR – (i) Virtual Reality
  • VRSG – (i) Virtual Reality Scene Generator
  • V/R - (i) Very Respectfully; standard military closure

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  • VS – (i) Very Special (brandy grade) – vide supra (Latin, "see above")
  • VSAT – (a) Very Small Aperture Terminal ("vee-satt")
  • VSHORAD – (p) Very Short Range Air Defence
  • VSO – (i) Voluntary Services Overseas
  • VSOP – (i) Variations séculaires des orbites planétaires (French, "Planetary Orbit Secular Variations") – Very Small Outline Package (integrated circuit) – Very Superior Old Pale (brandy grade) – VLBI Space Observatory Programme
  • VSR – (i) Very Special Relativity
  • V/STOL – (p) Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing ("vee-stoll")

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  • V&V – (i) Verification & Validation
  • VV – (i) Via VoiceVillage Voice
  • VV&A – (i) Verification, Validation & Accreditation
  • VVAF – (i) Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation

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