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V-model: A framework to describe the software development life cycle activities from requirements specification to maintenance. The V-model illustrates how testing activities can be integrated into each phase of the software development life cycle.

validation: Confirmation by examination and through provision of objective evidence that the requirements for a specific intended use or application have been fulfilled. [ISO 9000]

variable: An element of storage in a computer that is accessible by a software program by referring to it by a name.

verification: Confirmation by examination and through provision of objective evidence that specified requirements have been fulfilled. [ISO 9000]

vertical traceability: The tracing of requirements through the layers of development documentation to components.

version control: See configuration control.

volume testing: Testing where the system is subjected to large volumes of data. See also resource-utilization testing.