Meaning of VIVA in English

VIVA

~ 1 [ 'vʌɪvə ]

Brit.

■ noun an oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed -vəd or ~'d ) subject to a ~.

Origin

abbrev. of ~ voce .

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~ 2 [ 'vi:və ]

■ exclamation long live! (used to express acclaim or support).

Origin

from Ital.

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