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videotex any electronic system for the distribution of data for display on video screens, often allowing for interaction by users via telephone or television; videotext.
vidicon a small, highly sensitive television camera tube that forms an image on a photoconductive surface that is then scanned with an electron beam.
vie to compete with another for victory, superiority, or the like (usu. fol. by "for").
Vienna the capital of Austria.
Vientiane the capital of Laos.
Vietcong a nationalistic, communist guerrilla force in Vietnam that fought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government with the help and support of North Vietnam during 1954-75. [2 definitions]
Vietminh a Vietnamese organization, formed in 1941 by a coalition of nationalists and communists, that sought independence from domination by the Japanese and the French. [2 definitions]
Vietnam a Southeast Asian country in eastern Indochina on the South China Sea; Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Vietnamese a citizen or inhabitant of Vietnam, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Vietnam War a war (1954-1975) between the communist Viet Cong forces supported by North Vietnam, China, and Russia and the non-communist government forces supported by South Vietnam and the U.S., which ended with the unification of Vietnam under communist North Vietnam.
view the act of looking at or observing; visual inspection; survey. [7 definitions]
viewable combined form of view.
viewer one who views, esp. a spectator or person who watches television. [2 definitions]
viewfinder a device on a camera that indicates to the photographer what will appear in the photograph.
viewless having or providing no view. [2 definitions]
viewpoint a place or spot that allows a particular range of sight. [2 definitions]
vigesimal twentieth. [3 definitions]
vigil a watch or period of surveillance, esp. one kept during normal sleeping hours. [2 definitions]
vigilance a condition or quality of being alert and attentive; watchfulness.
vigilance committee a group of citizens that illegally assumes authority to punish crime because of dissatisfaction with or absence of the usual law-enforcement agencies.
vigilant keenly alert and attentive; watchful, esp. for danger.