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 for vi
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
             [syn: six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen]
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn:
           six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a
           dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad]
      2: more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent
         territory of the United States [syn: United States Virgin
         Islands, American Virgin Islands, VI]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Virtual Interface (Compaq, Intel, MS, Infiniband)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         VIsual editor (Unix)

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

   /V?I/, not, /vi:/, never, /siks/, n.
      [from ?Visual Interface?] A screen editor crufted together by Bill Joy for
      an early BSD release; an interview describing how it came to be is
      available. Became the de facto standard Unix editor and a nearly undisputed
      hacker favorite outside of MIT until the rise of EMACS after about 1984.
      Tends to frustrate new users no end, as it will neither take commands while
      expecting input text nor vice versa, and the default setup on older
      versions provides no indication of which mode the editor is in (years ago,
      a correspondent reported that he has often heard the editor's name
      pronounced /vi:l/; there is now a vi clone named vile). Nevertheless vi
      (and variants such as vim and elvis) is still widely used (about half the
      respondents in a 1991 Usenet poll preferred it), and even EMACS fans often
      resort to it as a mail editor and for small editing jobs (mainly because it
      starts up faster than the bulkier versions of EMACS). See holy wars.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Visual Interface.
     2.  The country code for the U. S. Virgin
     [{Jargon File]

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