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Acronyms and Abbreviations - See also Glossary - V

This letter last updated 09 November 2002

VA Veterans Administration (U.S.)
VAB Value Added Business
VAB Value-Added Bank
VAC Value Added Channels
VAC Volts Alternating Current
VAN Value Added Network, also called PDN
VAP Value Added Partnership
VAR Value Added Reseller
VAS Value Added Service
VAS Value Added Shipment
VAS Value Added Supplier
VAT Value Added Tax
VAWS Vector Arbitary Waveform Synthesizer
VAX Virtual Address eXtension, a DEC architecture
VBS Visual Basic Script
VC Venture Capitalist
VC Vice Chair
VC Vice Chancellor
VC Vice Consul
VC Victoria Cross
VCD Variable Center Distance
VCO Voltage Control Oscillator
VCR Vendor Charged Rework
VCR Video Casette Recorder
VCSEL Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser
VD Venereal Disease
VDC Volts Direct Current
VDE Verband Deutscher Electrotechniker
VDS Value Delivery System
VDT Video Display Terminal
VDU Video Display Unit, Brit. equiv of VDT
VERONICA Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerised Archives
VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
Vf Forward Voltage
VF see Vf
VF Voice Frequency
VGA Video Graphics Array (replaced/upgrades EGA)
VGA Virtual Graphics Array
VHF Very High Frequency
VHSIC Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VICS Voluntary Interindustry Communications Standards
VIDSIG Visual Interface Design Special Interest Group
VIP Very Important Person
Viper (n.a.) Convex's problem-reporting and bug-tracking database tool
VISTA Volunteers In Service To America
VLAN Virtual LAN
VLDB Very Large DataBase
VLIW Very Long Instruction Word
VLSI Very Large Scale Integration, a level of IC making
VLSIPS Very Large Scale Immobilized Polymer Synthesis
VM Virtual Machine
VME Virtual Machine
VME Virtual Module Europecard
VMEBUS Versa Module Eurocard BUS
VMI Vendor Managed Inventory, same as SMI
VMOS V-groove MOS
VMS Virtual Memory System, a DEC OS
VMT Virtual Machine Technology
VMT Voice Mail Transcription
VMTP Versatile Message Transaction Protocol
VNA Visiting Nurses Association
VOCs Volatile Organic Chemicals, eg. TCA and TCE
VoIP Voice Over IP
VP Vendor Part number (ANSI X12)
VP Vice President
VP Voice Processing
VPA Voluntary Pricing Agreement
VPN Virtual Private Network
VPOTUS Vice POTUS
VR Virtual Reality
VRAM Video Random Access Memory, c.f. WRAM
VRC Vector to Raster Converter
VRCI Variable Resistive Components Institute
VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language, used to build 3D worlds on the WWW
VSOP Very Small Outline Package (2 sided, gullwing leads)
VSOP Very Superior Old Pale (cognac)
VSP Value-added Sales Partner
VSP Very Special Pale (cognac)
VSP Video Signal Processor
VSP Vertical Service Provider
VSURV Corporate Vendor Service Performance System (the vendor survey)
VSW Very Stern Warning
VT Virtual Terminal
VTA Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
VTC Video TeleConferencing
VTL Variable Threshold Logic
VTOL Vertical Take-Off and Landing (military); cf STOL
VUE Virtual User Environment
VUP VAX Unit of Processing, see MIPS
VW VolksWagon (german for "People Car")
VXI VME Extentions for Instruments (industry standard for instrumentation)
VXIbus VMEbus Extensions for Instrumentation