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vaccine Tweet Definition of vaccine Like Definition of vaccine on Facebook
  1. (immunology) A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease, prepared from the agent that causes the disease, or a synthetic substitute.
vaporware Tweet Definition of vaporware Like Definition of vaporware on Facebook
  1. An advertised product, often computer software, whose launch is questionable.
VDU Tweet Definition of VDU Like Definition of VDU on Facebook
  1. a visual display unit
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  1. (mathematics) a directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; an element of a vector space
  2. (context, aviation) a chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft
  3. (medicine, biology) a carrier of a disease-causing agent
  4. (sociology) a person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme from the concept of biological vector
  5. the way in which the eyes are drawn across the visual text. The trail that a book cover can encourage the eyes to follow from certain objects to others
  6. (computing) (operating systems) a memory address containing the address of a code entry point, usually one which is part of a table and often one that is dereference, deferenced and jump, jumped to during the execution of an interrupt
  7. (complang) A data structure consisting of a series of contiguous storage location, storage locations which are accessed via an integer offset from the address of the first storage location, thereby allowing a collection of values which utilize a common storage layout to be referenced either individually or in aggregate, as desired.
  8. (complang) A one-dimensional array.
  1. to set (particularly an aircraft) a course toward a selected point.
virtual Tweet Definition of virtual Like Definition of virtual on Facebook
  1. In effect or essence, if not in fact or reality; imitated, simulated, substantial.
In fact a defeat on the battlefield, Tet was a victory for the North, owing to its effect on public opinion.
Virtual addressing allows applications to believe that there is much more physical memory than actually exists.
  1. Of something that is simulated in a computer, or which exists on-line.
The world of his computer game allowed character interaction.
  1. nearly, Nearly, almost. (A relatively recent corruption of meaning, attributed to misuse in advertising and media.)
The angry peasants were a army as they attacked the castle.
''...leaves your dishes virtually spotless.
vision Tweet Definition of vision Like Definition of vision on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
  2. (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision
  1. (countable) An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
  1. (countable) A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
  1. (countable) A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
  1. (transitive) To imagine something as if it were to be true.
voice Tweet Definition of voice Like Definition of voice on Facebook
  1. Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human ; a pleasant ; a low .
  • He with a manly saith his message. " Chaucer
  • Her was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman. " Shakespeare, King Lear, V-iii
  • Thy is music. " Shakespeare, Henry V, V-ii
  • Join thy unto the angel choir. " Milton
    1. (phonetics) Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; " distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.
  • Note: Voice, in this sense, is produced by vibration of the vocal cords in the larynx which act upon the air, not in the manner of the strings of a stringed instrument, but as a pair of membranous tongues, or reeds, which, being continually forced apart by the outgoing current of breath, and continually brought together again by their own elasticity and muscular tension, break the breath current into a series of puffs, or pulses, sufficiently rapid to cause the sensation of tone. The power, or loudness, of such a tone depends on the force of the separate pulses, and this is determined by the pressure of the expired air, together with the resistance on the part of the vocal cords which is continually overcome. Its pitch depends on the number of aí«rial pulses within a given time, that is, on the rapidity of their succession.
    1. The tone or sound emitted by anything
  • After the fire a still small . " 1 Kings 19:12
  • Canst thou thunder with a like him? " Job 40:9
  • The floods have lifted up their . " ''Psalms 93:3
  • O Marcus, I am warm"d; my heart Leaps at the trumpet"s . " Addison
    1. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the
    2. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion
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  • I desire to be present with you now, and to change my ; for I stand in doubt of you. " Galatians 4:20
  • My is in my sword. " Shakespeare, Macbeth, V-vii''
  • Let us call on God in the of his church. " Bp. Fell
    1. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
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  • Sicinius. How now, my masters! have you chose this man? / 1st Citizen. He has our voices, sir. " Shakespeare, Coriolanus, II-iii
  • Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice / Of holy senates, and elect by . " Dryden
    1. Command; precept; " now chiefly used in scriptural language.
  • Quotations
  • So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the of the Lord your God. " Deuteronomy 8:20
    1. One who speaks; a speaker.
  • Quotations
  • A potent of Parliament. " Tennyson
    1. (Grammar) A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.
  • verb (voices, voicing, voiced)
    1. (transitive) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to the sentiments of the nation.
    • Rather assume thy right in silence and . . . then it with claims and challenges. " Bacon
  • It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet. " Bacon
    1. (context, transitive, phonology) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
    2. (transitive) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to the pipes of an organ.
    3. (context, transitive, obsolete) To vote; to elect; to appoint " Shakespeare
    4. (context, intransitive, obsolete) To clamor; to cry out " South
    volatile Tweet Definition of volatile Like Definition of volatile on Facebook
    1. (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions
    2. (chemistry) (informal) explosive
    3. (context, of a price etc) variable or erratic
    4. fickle
    5. temporary or ephemeral
    6. (context, of a situation) potentially violent
    VR Tweet Definition of VR Like Definition of VR on Facebook
    1. virtual reality
    1. (British) Victoria regina, Regina (on coins, letterboxes etc)

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