Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An apparatus for providing intravenous injections.
  • abbr. intravenous
  • abbr. intravenously

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Roman numeral representing four (4).
  • abbr. Used to indicate an ordinal number; the fourth (common as a name suffix.)
  • Intravenous.
  • Instrumental variable.
  • n. An intravenous injection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. administration of nutrients through a vein
  • adj. being one more than three
  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Etymologies

From i(ntra)v(enous).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
One (I) less than five (V) (Wiktionary)
abbreviation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (_Tr_ V xiv 20, _EP_ III ii 98), coupled with _memor_ (_Tr_ IV v 18, V iv 43), or used to characterize the inseparable friends of myth such as

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • -- The persons are, accordingly, symmetrical throughout; the action is so until past the dolphins (VIII: VIII¹); the drapery only in II: II¹, and in VI, V, IV: IV¹, V¹, VI¹; and the weapons not at all.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • The drapery is diagonally symmetrical in Vb, IV: IV¹, V¹b

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • VIa Vb IV IV¹ V¹b VI¹b and by their correspondence to VII: VII¹.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • As most people know, IV is short for intravenous; consequently, most people think that all a home IV therapy nurse does is to administer intravenous medications to a patient at home.

    Home Iv | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • The Title IV federal lawsuit mentioned is Communities for Equity v.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Nadreck of Palain IV is the feature Second Stage Lensman in this novel.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Z-Lensman - David A. Kyle

  • The company derives a major portion of its revenue from federal student financial aid programs, the Title IV programs.

  • If a program fails to meet some or all of these proposed requirements, then the program's eligibility to participate in the Title IV program may be restricted or lost entirely.

  • The proposed rulemaking addressing the definition of gainful employment includes provisions whereby students at a program level must demonstrate certain levels of student loan repayment and/or a program's graduates must achieve certain debt-to-income ratios for the institution's program to remain eligible for participation in the Title IV program.

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