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variance Tweet Definition of variance Like Definition of variance on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of varying or the state of being variable
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. The state of differing or being in conflict
  4. A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents
  5. (statistics) The second central moment in probability
VC Tweet Definition of VC Like Definition of VC on Facebook
initialism
  1. Victoria Cross. (Medal presented to members of the British and Commonweath armed forces for bravery under enemy fire.)
  2. venture capitalist
veto Tweet Definition of veto Like Definition of veto on Facebook
noun
  1. A political right to disapprove of and thereby stop the process of a decision, a law, etc.
  2. An invocation of that right.
verb (veto, es)
  1. (transitive) To use a veto
    1. Noun, veto against.
vicegeral Tweet Definition of vicegeral Like Definition of vicegeral on Facebook
adjective
  1. Pertaining to a vicegerent or vicegerency
vicegerency Tweet Definition of vicegerency Like Definition of vicegerency on Facebook
noun (vicegerenc, ies)
  1. The office or position of a vicegerent
  2. The area ruled by a vicegerent
vicegerent Tweet Definition of vicegerent Like Definition of vicegerent on Facebook
noun
  1. The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent
vice president Tweet Definition of vice president Like Definition of vice president on Facebook
nounvice-, vice president (abbreviation VP)
  1. A deputy to a president, often empower, empowered to assume the position of president on his death or absence
  2. An executive in a business in charge of a department or branch
viceregal Tweet Definition of viceregal Like Definition of viceregal on Facebook
adjective
  1. Pertaining to a viceroy or viceroyalty
  2. Pertaining to a viceregent or viceregency
vicereine Tweet Definition of vicereine Like Definition of vicereine on Facebook
noun
  1. The wife of a viceroy.
  2. A woman who is a viceroy.
viceroy Tweet Definition of viceroy Like Definition of viceroy on Facebook
noun
  1. The governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
  2. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), named because it is similar, but smaller than a monarch.
viceroyalty Tweet Definition of viceroyalty Like Definition of viceroyalty on Facebook
noun (viceroyalt, ies)
  1. The office or term of service of a viceroy
  2. The place governed by a viceroy
viewer Tweet Definition of viewer Like Definition of viewer on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone that views some spectacle; an onlooker or spectator
  2. Someone who watches television
  3. Any optical device used to view photographic slides
  4. (computing) A program that displays the contents of a file of digital images; an image viewer or file viewer
vilayet Tweet Definition of vilayet Like Definition of vilayet on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.
village Tweet Definition of village Like Definition of village on Facebook
noun
  1. a rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to a village or small town
Visa Tweet Definition of Visa Like Definition of Visa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a credit card company
vista Tweet Definition of vista Like Definition of vista on Facebook
noun
  1. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening.
  2. A site offering such a view.
void Tweet Definition of void Like Definition of void on Facebook
noun
  1. An empty space; a vacuum.
Nobody had crossed the since one man died trying three hundred years ago; it's high time we had another go.
verb (transitive)
  1. To make invalid or worthless.
He voided the check and returned it.
  1. (medicine) To empty.
one"s bowels
adjective
  1. Having lost all legal validity
null and void
Vote Tweet Definition of Vote Like Definition of Vote on Facebook
proper noun (Votes)
  1. A person from Votia or of Votic descent.
voter Tweet Definition of voter Like Definition of voter on Facebook
noun
  1. One who votes.

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