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D.V.M. abbreviation of "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine."
R.S.V.P. abbreviation of "répondez s'il vous plaît," (French) please reply. [2 definitions]
Schenck v. United States the U.S. Supreme Court case decided in 1919 that upheld the criminal conviction of the defendant for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. In the majority opinion, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. argued that speech aimed to undermine military or naval operations during wartime presented a "clear and present danger" to the security of the country.
V neck a neckline that is V-shaped in front, as on some sweaters.
V-1 a self-propelled bomb or rocket used by Germany against Great Britain in World War II.
V-2 a liquid-fuel rocket used as a missile by Germany against Great Britain toward the end of World War II.
V-E Day May 8, 1945, the day Germany officially surrendered and ended the European conflict of World War II (acronym for "victory in Europe").
V-J Day the day the Allied Forces won victory over Japan in World War II, either August 15, 1945, the day the fighting stopped, or September 2, 1945, the day the surrender was officially signed (acronym for "victory in Japan").
V-shaped having the shape of the letter "V".
V-type engine an automobile engine in which the cylinders are lined up in two rows that are set at an angle to each other, forming a V.