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Etymology 1

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Abbreviation

Noun

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AV (plural AVs)

  1. Initialism of alternative vote.
  2. (computing) Initialism of access violation.
  3. Initialism of autonomous vehicle.
  4. (grammar) Initialism of auxiliary verb.
  5. Initialism of anti-virus.

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AV

  1. Initialism of Authorized Version: a translation of the Bible.
    in the AV of the OT

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AV (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of audiovisual.
    AV education;  AV room
  2. (anatomy, medicine) Initialism of atrioventricular.
    AV block;  AV node
  3. (anatomy, medicine) Initialism of arteriovenous.
    AV anastomosis;  AV fistula
  4. (mortuary technology) Abbreviation of anal/vaginal.
    AV plugs are used to seal cadaver orifices to prevent embalming fluid spillage

Etymology 2

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From French auxiliaire+voler.

Noun

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AV (plural AVs)

  1. (US, military, nautical) Initialism of Auxiliary Voler - a naval aircraft transport
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Etymology 3

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From Japanese AV (AV) (アダルトビデオ), from English adult+video.

Noun

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AV (plural AVs)

  1. (in Japan, pornography) Initialism of adult video, i.e. video pornography
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  • (adult video): JAV

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Chinese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From English AV (audiovisual).

Adjective

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AV

  1. audiovisual
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Etymology 2

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From Japanese AV (AV, pornographic video).

Noun

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AV

  1. (pornography) pornographic video; porn
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Japanese

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Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja

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  • △▽filter avoidance / slang

Noun

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AV(エーブイ) (ēbui

  1. (pornography) アダルトビデオ: an adult video, a pornographic video
  2. audiovisual equipment; an audiovisual format
    Synonym: オーディオ・ビジュアル (ōdio bijuaru)
    • 1998, Oyamada Ryōzō, Sekai o sasaeru Nihon gijutsu [Japanese products that sustain the world]‎[1], page 21:
      (しん)(せい)(ひん)(かい)(はつ)によるものであり、トヨタやホンダでは(アル)(ブイ)(レジャー(よう)()(もく)(てき)(くるま))が()びたこと、()(でん)ソニー((にじゅう)(なな)())のミニディスクなどのデジタル(エー)(ブイ)
      Shinseihin kaihatsu ni yoru mono deari, Toyota ya Honda de wa arubui (rejā yō tamokuteki kuruma) ga nobita koto, kaden Sonī (nijūnanai) no Minidisuku nado no dejitaru ēbui
      This is due to the growth of new product development, such as SUVs (sport utility multipurpose vehicles) from Toyota and Honda, and home electronics such as Sony’s (27th place) Minidisk digital audio player
    • 2007 April 23, Kenshi Hirokane, “Step 5: Five O'Clock World 1”, in ヤング島耕作 主任編 [Young Shima Kōsaku: Manager Arc], volume 1 (fiction), Tōkyō: Kōdansha, →ISBN, pages 72–73:
      (ぼく)このポスター()です ()けど……(なん)(シー)(エム)わからないじゃないですか?
      Boku wa kono posutā wa suki desu ne Suki da kedo…… Nan no shīemu ka wakaranai n ja nai desu ka?
      I like this poster… But we still don’t know what the commercial’s gonna be like, no?
      (じつ) そこポイントんです (しょう)(ひん)()(きゅう)あえて(かく)(はつ)(しば )(エー)(ブイ)()()イメージだけ()たいんです
      Jitsu wa soko ga pointo na n desu Shōhin sokyū o aete kakushite Hatsushiba ēbui kiki no imēji dake o dashitai n desu
      That’s the point, actually. We want to keep the product’s appeal secret and just put out an image of Hatsushiba AV equipment.
      なるほど
      Naruhodo
      I see
  3. アニマルビデオ: a video of animals

Descendants

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  • Chinese: AV (ēi-wēi), A片 (ēipiàn)
  • Korean: AV
  • English: JAV

Korean

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Etymology

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From Japanese AV (AV) (アダルトビデオ), from English adult+video.

Noun

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AV

  1. (pornography) adult video, video pornography