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valuation the act or process of estimating, determining, or setting the value of something; appraisal. [2 definitions]
value an amount, esp. of money, considered to be equivalent to, or suitable exchange for, a thing or service. [8 definitions]
value-added tax a sales tax paid on the value added to products and services at each stage of manufacturing and distribution.
valued highly esteemed. [2 definitions]
value judgment an estimate, usu. subjective, of the worth of a person, object, event, or the like, esp. when such an estimate is not called for.
valueless of no value; worthless; useless.
valvate having a valve, valves, or valvelike parts. [2 definitions]
valve any device for controlling the flow of a fluid or gas, esp. a movable part that can close or constrict a passageway, such as a stopcock. [5 definitions]
valveless combined form of valve.
valve trombone a trombone that has three or four valves instead of a slide.
valvular having, functioning like, or resembling a valve. [2 definitions]
vamp1 in a shoe, the upper portion covering the instep and often the toes. [7 definitions]
vamp2 a woman who is considered to be one that seduces men, esp. in order to exploit them. [2 definitions]
vampire a legendary being, often said to be a revived corpse, that preys on people in order to suck out their blood. [3 definitions]
vampire bat any of various Central and South American bats that feed on the blood of vertebrates, esp. of stock animals. [2 definitions]
vampirism belief in vampires. [2 definitions]
van1 the foremost part or division of a movement or force, esp. a military force; forefront; vanguard.
van2 a vehicle similar to a car but with a higher ceiling and with greater capacity behind the front seats for goods, equipment, or people. A van usually has a sliding door on one side and may or may not have windows in the rear.
vanadium a chemical element that has twenty-three protons in each nucleus and that occurs in a variety of compounds, or in pure form as a bright white, lustrous, ductile solid metal used in some alloys. (symbol: V)
vanadium steel a steel alloy that contains vanadium to harden and strengthen it.
Van Allen belt either of two belts that encircle the earth within its magnetic field, in which electrically charged particles, captured from the solar wind, are trapped. [2 definitions]