16-letter words starting with v

  • valence electron — an electron of an atom, located in the outermost shell (valence shell) of the atom, that can be transferred to or shared with another atom.
  • valency electron — an electron in the outer shell of an atom, responsible for forming chemical bonds
  • valet de chambre — valet (def 1).
  • valles marineris — a canyon on Mars, 3100 miles (5000 km) in length, named after the Mariner spacecraft.
  • vancouver island — an island of SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia: separated from the Canadian mainland by the Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Sound, and from the US mainland by Juan de Fuca Strait; the largest island off the W coast of North America. Chief town: Victoria. Pop: 706 243 (2001). Area: 32 137 sq km (12 408 sq miles)
  • vapor channeling — Vapor channeling exists when vapor flow is distributed in an unequal way in a distillation vessel or stage.
  • vapor combustion — Vapor combustion is a closed burn system used for treating liquid waste which contains volatile organic compounds.
  • variable annuity — an annuity in which the premiums are invested chiefly in common stocks or other securities, the annuitant receiving payments based on the yield of the investments instead of in fixed amounts.
  • vascular cambium — cambium.
  • vasoconstriction — constriction of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.
  • vasoconstrictive — causing vasoconstriction.
  • vaughan williamsRalph, 1872–1958, English composer.
  • vauxhall gardens — a public garden at Vauxhall, laid out in 1661; a fashionable meeting place and site of lavish entertainments. Closed in 1859
  • vectorcardiogram — the graphic record produced by vectorcardiography.
  • vegetable butter — any of various fixed vegetable fats resembling butter in consistency, as cocoa butter.
  • vegetable cellar — a usually underground storage room where fresh vegetables can be stored at normally cool temperatures for later use.
  • vegetable garden — allotment
  • vegetable marrow — any of various summer squashes, as the cocozelle and zucchini.
  • vegetable oyster — salsify.
  • vegetable slicer — a device with a sharp blade for slicing vegetables finely;
  • vegetable sponge — loofah (def 2).
  • vegetable tallow — any of several tallowlike substances of vegetable origin, used in making candles, soap, etc., and as lubricants.
  • velcro fastening — a fastening made of Velcro
  • venereal disease — sexually transmitted disease. Abbreviation: VD.
  • veni, vidi, vici — I came, I saw, I conquered
  • ventriculography — radiography of the ventricles of the heart after injection of a contrast medium
  • venus and adonis — a narrative poem (1593) by Shakespeare.
  • verbal adjective — an adjective derived from a verb, as, in English, smiling in smiling eyes, or, in Greek, batós “going,” “moving,” derived from baínen “to go,” “to move.”.
  • verbal auxiliary — an auxiliary verb, especially when considered as a member of a separate class of words used with verbs rather than as a special subclass of verbs.
  • verbal diarrhoea — a tendency to speak at excessive length
  • verneuil process — a process for making synthetic rubies, sapphires, spinels, etc., by the fusion at high temperatures of powdered compounds.
  • verruca vulgaris — the common wart.
  • vertebral column — spinal column.
  • vertical farming — a proposed system of growing crops in urban areas using specially designed skyscrapers
  • vertical tasting — a tasting of different vintages of one particular wine.
  • vest-pocket park — pocket park.
  • vestibular nerve — the part of the auditory nerve in the inner ear that carries sensory information related to body equilibrium.
  • vestibule school — a school in an industrial establishment where new employees are given specific training in the jobs they are to perform.
  • vesuvianite jade — a green variety of vesuvianite, used as a gem: not a true jade.
  • viceregal assent — the formal signing of an act of parliament by a governor general, by which it becomes law
  • victimless crime — a legal offense, as prostitution or gambling, to which all participating parties have consented.
  • victorian values — qualities considered to characterize the Victorian period, including enterprise and initiative and the importance of the family
  • video journalism — the techniques, methods, etc., of preparing and broadcasting informational, social, political, and other nonfiction subjects via news and documentary programs.
  • video-conference — A video-conference is a meeting that takes place using video conferencing.
  • videodisc player — an electronic device for playing videodiscs through a television set.
  • vienna secession — thea Viennese movement of the late 19th and early 20th cent. in the arts and architecture, that rejected prevailing academic styles in favor of these of art nouveau
  • viewing audience — the audience reached by television
  • vincent's angina — a disease characterized by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, by the presence of abundant bacilli and spirochetes, and by the development of a membrane.
  • vinylidene group — the bivalent group C 2 H 2 , derived from ethylene.
  • vinylidene resin — any synthetic resin in which the basic structure consists of the H2C:CR2 group, where R usually is a halogen

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