Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope

V may refer to any of the following:

1. V is a key used with the keyboard shortcuts Alt+V, Command+V, and Ctrl+V.

2. With a regular expression, \v matches a vertical tab.

3. With Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, "V" is the twenty-second column of a spreadsheet. To reference the first cell in the column, you'd use "V1."

4. In the phonetic alphabet, "V" is often pronounced as "Victor."

5. V is the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet. The letter "V" comes after "U" and is followed by the letter "W." To create a capitalized "V" press the Shift key and V at the same time.

On a U.S. QWERTY keyboard, the "V" key is on the bottom row, to the right of "C" and left of the "B" key. See our keyboard page for a visual example of all keyboard keys.


If the "V" key is not working on the keyboard, see: Some of the keys on my computer keyboard aren't working.


In ASCII the uppercase "V" is "086" in decimal (01010110 in binary). The lowercase "v" is "118" in decimal (01110110 in binary).

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