Glossary V

The Environmental Glossary. Letter V +++ Popular Articles: 'Veal', 'Vehicle', 'Value'

Deutsch: Impfstoff / Español: Vacuna / Português: Vacina / Français: Vaccin / Italiano: Vaccino

Vaccine in the environment context may initially seem unrelated; however, the concept of vaccination finds relevance in several environmental and ecological discussions. Primarily, vaccines are biological preparations that provide acquired immunity to a particular disease, typically containing an agent resembling a disease-causing microorganism. In environmental studies, the focus shifts to the role of vaccines in managing diseases that affect wildlife populations, the implications of veterinary vaccines on ecosystems, and the environmental impact of vaccine production and disposal.

German: Wert
A value is a Characteristic of the environment that is desired. In the past, the term "environmental value" was defined to mean Characteristic of the environment that

Deutsch: Dampf / Español: Vapor / Português: Vapor / Français: Vapeur / Italiano: Vapore /

In the environmental context, 'vapor' refers to the gaseous form of a substance that is typically in a solid or liquid state at normal temperature and pressure. When substances undergo vaporization, they transform from a condensed phase (solid or liquid) to a gaseous phase.

Deutsch: Kalbfleisch / Español: Ternera / Português: Vitela / Français: Veau / Italiano: Vitello /

A Veal is a Calf (usually male) that is raised on milk and is intended to be used for meat at a young age.

Deutsch: Vegetation / Español: Vegetación / Português: Vegetação / Français: Vêgêtation / Italiano: Vegetazione
Vegetation is assemblages of plant species and the ground cover they provide. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics.

Deutsch: Fahrzeug / Español: Vehículo / Português: Veículo / Français: Véhicule / Italiano: Veicolo /

A 'vehicle' refers to any mode of transportation that is powered by an engine or motor and is used to carry people or goods. Vehicles have a significant impact on the environment, particularly in terms of energy consumption, emissions, and resource use.

A Vehicle Miles Traveled is a measure of the extent of motor vehicle operation; the total number of vehicle miles traveled by all vehicles within a specific geographic area over a given period of time.

In the environmental context, 'ventilation' refers to the process of exchanging indoor and outdoor air in a controlled manner to maintain air quality, regulate temperature and humidity, and promote a healthy and comfortable environment. Ventilation plays a crucial role in various settings, including buildings, vehicles, and industrial facilities.

Deutsch: Tierarzt / Français: Vêtêrinaire

Veterinarian in the environmental context refers to a trained and qualified professional who specializes in the health and well-being of animals, including wildlife, domesticated animals, and those in natural ecosystems. Veterinarians play a crucial role in the protection and conservation of animal species, as well as in addressing various environmental issues related to animal health, zoonotic diseases, and wildlife management.

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