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Meaning of V-sign in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF V-SIGN

V-sign play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF V-SIGN

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V-Sign is a noun.
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WHAT DOES V-SIGN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

V-sign

V sign

The V sign is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched. It has various meanings, depending on the cultural context and how it is presented. It has been used to represent the letter "V" as in "victory," especially by Allied troops during World War II. It is also used by people of the United Kingdom and related cultures as an offensive gesture; and by many others simply to signal the number 2. Since the 1960s, when the "V sign" was widely adopted by the counterculture movement, it has come to be used as a symbol of peace.

definitionDefinition of V-sign in the English dictionary

The definition of V-sign in the dictionary is an offensive gesture made by sticking up the index and middle fingers with the palm of the hand inwards as an indication of contempt, defiance, etc. Other definition of V-sign is a similar gesture with the palm outwards meaning victory or peace.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE V-SIGN

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Synonyms and antonyms of V-sign in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «V-SIGN»

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TRANSLATION OF V-SIGN

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V字手势
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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V-muestra
550 millions of speakers
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en

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V-sign
510 millions of speakers
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वि हस्ताक्षर
380 millions of speakers
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V- علامة
280 millions of speakers
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V - знак
278 millions of speakers
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V- sinal
270 millions of speakers
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fr

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V -sign
220 millions of speakers
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V-Zeichen
180 millions of speakers
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Vサイン
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V 사인
85 millions of speakers
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vi

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V- dấu
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V -sign
65 millions of speakers
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Znak V
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uk

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V - знак
40 millions of speakers
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V - semn
30 millions of speakers
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V - σημάδι
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V - teken
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V -sign
10 millions of speakers
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V - tegn
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The translation of V-sign in German is V-Zeichen play
See the definition of V-Zeichen and synonyms of V-Zeichen in the German dictionary.

Trends of use of V-sign

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «V-SIGN»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «V-SIGN»

Discover the use of V-sign in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to V-sign and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dynamic Radiology of the Abdomen: Normal and Pathologic Anatomy
There has been some confusion in the literature re- garding the nomenclature of the umbilical ligaments and with respect to the inverted V sign. In older texts and in the original article describing this sign,24 the medial umbilical ligament was ...
autorMorton A. Meyers, 2006
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Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and ...
V” SIGN. Originally signaling “V' for victory during World War II, the “V” sign would become a popular hand gesture for peace throughout the 1960s. Sported by famous figures such as Winston Churchill, Richard Nixon, and John Lennon, the ...
autorAbbe A. Debolt, 2011
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The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice
This 'peace meaning' of the V-sign caught on quickly in the emerging counterculture of the late 1960s. Indeed, the hippies used it deliberately as a symbol to warn society of the inanity of war and human conflict. But the semiotic story of the ...
autorMarcel Danesi, 2007
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The Hand and the Brain: From Lucy's Thumb to the ...
Smith and Carlos were members of a group of athletes that had joined forces to protest against the treatment of black people in the USA. Among other hand signs with obvious political meaning, the V sign is one of the most well known.
autorGöran Lundborg, 2013
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Early Civilization and Literacy in Europe: An Inquiry into ...
The pattern of variations associated with the V sign deserves special attention. The V sign ranges among the graphic symbols with frequent occurrence. It has been stated “that the V sign appears to be highly significant, appearing among ...
autorHarald Haarmann, 1996
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Global Surgery Formula for the Casson-Walker Invariant
<m,v>. <. <^,v> <m,v> sign(<m,v> 12 <m,v> <|i,v> 12 <m,v> 12 <n,v> 4 The proof of the proposition is now reduced to the proof of 4.7.8. 4.7.8 <m,v> sign(<m,v> <^, 12 <m,vxn,v> 12 <m,v> 12 <n,v> PROOF OF 4.7.8: Let x, y be ...
autorChristine Lescop, 1996
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Curious Customs
The palm-forward “V” sign, formed by raising and spreading the first two fingers, has had three distinct connotations in American culture. The oldest and least common is obscene. As a variant of the European “cuckold” or “horns” gesture, the ...
autorTad Tuleja, 2012
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The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth: Essays in Honor of ...
If a V sign is used, it follows a sign ending in the same vowel; if UMUN is used, it " takes on" the value of the vowel ending the previous sign. Thus both final V signs and final UMUN signs are aviae kctionis, the former determined, the latter ...
autorCarol L. Meyers, Michael Patrick O'Connor, 1983
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Computer Architecture and Organization: From 8085 to ...
v c v 0 v 0 v 0 v c gun (90101 i 4 J 1001011 4 I L001Qll 4 1 Dwement ill R o Left 4R Q R Q R o CW1 R Q ¢¢|e1 $11111 <—l0o00l<—i10io1<—0 111101110101 100001110101 1010 A 4 Same sign, R<- R - V Sign changes restoreR v c v c v 0  ...
autorSubrata Ghoshal, 2011
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
... and represents complete rupture of the scapholunate ligament.4'' Other signs can include an increase in the scapholunate angle, the "V" sign described by Taleisnik. the signet ring sign, and the D1SI deformity.""' In the cases where there is ...
autorRobert Pedowitz, Christine B. Chung, Donald Resnick, 2008
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «V-SIGN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term V-sign is used in the context of the following news items.
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Man flashes V-sign after punching bus driver in Tuen Mun
As other passengers took photos of the fallen driver, the attacker stood in front of the camera and gave a V-sign. Fellow bus drivers called police, who arrested ... «EJ Insight, Aug 15»
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Eamonn Holmes apparently caught making 'V-sign' at cameraman …
The presenter was left red faced when his gesture was accidentally captured during a segment about infidelity and quickly caught the attention of Twitter users. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Moment Eamonn Holmes is caught flicking V-sign live on TV
Drone footage shows a beautiful Tudor style home called the Fairholme Estate in Newport, R.I., which sold for $15mil by real estate company Lila Delman. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Vodafone confirms asset swap talks with Virgin Media giving the v
Vodafone confirms asset swap talks with Virgin Media giving the v-sign to carrier rivals. Vodafone has confirmed it is in “early discussions” with Liberty Global ... «The Drum, Jun 15»
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The baby pictured doing a victory V-sign in the womb
The child was making an unmistakable V-sign – the victory gesture associated with Winston Churchill and, latterly, with world peace. The baby formed a V ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Driver who flicked V-sign at speed camera blamed his dead dad for …
A motorist who stuck two fingers up at the law by blaming his dead dad for speeding offences was jailed today after flicking the V-sign at a speed camera. «Mirror.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Medical app could revolutionize patient care and safety
The MUHC started developing the app, V-Sign, about two years ago. As the app's name implies, the initial goal of the computer program was to enable doctors ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 14»
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Man accused of owning dog that mauled baby girl to death flicks V
A MAN accused of possessing an illegal fighting dog that savaged a baby girl to death flicked a V-sign at photographers as he arrived at court today. By Jane ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Baroness Trumpington on Lord King V-sign in Parliament
A peer who became an internet hit after making the V-sign at her Conservative colleague Lord King in the House of Lords, said he "got what he deserved" after ... «BBC News, Jun 14»
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Watch cheeky England mascot flip the V-SIGN before the Three …
With the camera panned on defender Glen Johnson, the young whippersnapper flashed a V-sign to the watching the nation to give himself a smidgen of ... «Mirror.co.uk, Mar 14»
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