PV may refer to:

In computing:

  • Page view, a metric in web analytics
  • Semaphore (programming), from P and V operations in semaphores restricting processes in a shared environment
  • Principal variation, the sequence of moves in a game tree currently believed to represent best play
  • Paravirtualization, a technique for the virtualization of guest operating systems in virtual machines

In biology or medicine:

  • Periventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Poliovirus
  • Pathovar, a classification scheme for bacteria
  • Polycythemia vera, a condition in which there is a net increase in the total number of red blood cells in the body
  • Per vaginam, anatomical expression meaning from the vagina
  • Pemphigus vulgaris

In chemistry / physics:

  • The product of pressure and volume, such as in the ideal gas equation PV=nRT
  • Protecting group, as Pv, Pivaloyl protecting group
  • Parity violation
  • Peroxide value
  • The mineral perovskite, as Pv

In consumer products:

  • Personal vaporiser, another term for electronic cigarette

In culture:

  • Private view of an exhibition
  • Perón Vuelve, a 1998 film
  • Pura Vida, a Costa Rican greeting

In education:

  • Prairie Vista Elementary School

In meteorology or physical oceanography:

  • Potential vorticity

In economics:

  • Present value of money

In engineering:

  • Photovoltaics, a technology for converting sunlight directly into electricity
  • Programmed visibility of traffic signals
  • Pressure x Velocity, the product of pressure and velocity, as required for bearing capacity calculations
  • Process variable, a variable representing the current states or value of the process being controlled in a feedback control loop

In entertainment:

  • Promotional video. Music video is commonly called PV in Japanese.
  • Powerviolence, a subgenre of Hardcore punk

In geography:

  • Postal village
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Prescott Valley, Arizona
  • Palos Verdes, California
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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In literature:

  • Point of view (literature)

In mathematics:

  • Pisot–Vijayaraghavan number, often abbreviated as PV-number
  • Cauchy principal value, a method for assigning values to certain improper integrals which would otherwise be undefined

In politics:

  • Pamulaparti Venkatanarasimharao, former Prime Minister of India, popularly known as PV
  • Partido Verde, the Brazilian Green Party

In transportation:

  • Pasažieru Vilciens, a Latvian passenger-carrying railway company
  • PV-1 Ventura, a World War II-era bomber and patrol aircraft
  • PAN Air IATA airline designator
  • Volvo PV
  • Presta valve, one of the two common tire valves

In sports:

  • Port Vale F.C., an English football club

In statistics:

  • Predictor Variable, a variable used in regression to predict another variable. Also known as an independent variable.