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version, v. version, v.

Use lowercase when using v or v. for indicating a version.

Don’t use version as a verb such as versioning.

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versus, vs., v. versus, vs., v.

Avoid using vs. or v. as an abbreviation for versus. Acceptable to use in UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing., tables, or headings where space is limited. Instead, use the unabbreviated term versus or other relevant phrasing such as compared to.

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very very

Avoid using.

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via via

Avoid using. Instead use by, from, through, using, or with. Acceptable to use in UI, tables, or headings where space is limited.

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vice versa vice versa

Don’t use. Instead use conversely, otherwise, the other way round, or on the contrary.

In some contexts, vice versa is confusing or ambiguous in determining which two opposite things are swapped with each other. In such cases, describe what two things are swapped without ambiguity.

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video card video card

Use video card instead of video adapter, display adapter, graphics adapter, graphics card, or graphics board.

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video display video display

Don’t use.

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video driver video driver

Use video driver instead of display driver or graphics driver.

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virtual virtual

OK to use in developer documentation and for a technical audience. Avoid using in user documentation and for a general audience.

Use only to refer to a device or service that doesn’t physically exist or appears to be something it’s not. For example, a virtual machine (VM) isn’t an actual machine; it’s a machine that emulates a real computer.

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virtualize virtualize

OK to use in developer documentation and for a technical audience. Avoid using in user documentation and for a general audience.

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virtual machine, VM virtual machine, VM

Use virtual machine when introducing the term for the first time. On subsequent mentions, it is OK to use VM or VM instance.

For more information about spelling out abbreviations, see Abbreviations.

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visit visit

Don’t use to refer to the action of opening a website or webpage. Instead, use go to.

For more information, see Interaction verbs.

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volume (disk) volume (disk)

OK to use in developer documentation and for a technical audience. Avoid using in user documentation and for a general audience; instead, use disk.

To refer to storage that may include different types of disks, just use disk. You can also refer to a specific type of disk such as solid-state drive, hard-disk, or flash storage.

See also disk.

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VPN VPN

Initialism for Virtual Private Network. Use uppercase.

For more information about spelling out abbreviations, see Abbreviations.

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VVV VVV

Initialism for Varying Vagrant Vagrants. Use uppercase.

For more information about spelling out abbreviations, see Abbreviations.

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