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Added to KB20-Jul-2016
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variation attributein product variations, the attribute that variation master and variation products have in common
variation masterin product variations, the base product from which the variants ("variation products") are derived 
variation modelin product variations, a description that defines the variation attribute and possible attribute values
variation productin product variations, the variant derived from the base product ("variation master")
variation typein product variations, a pre-defined variation model used to create variation products automatically
variation type namedisplay name of a variation type 
VDGenerally, the transformation of messages into visual elements. In software engineering, VD is a part of the IAD and comprises all elements that make up the user interface. Aspects of the visual design include branding and visual emphasis, which are achieved with placement, color, typography, iconography and images. See UX.
velocityVelocity is a term used in agile software development to measure the outcome of a team/organization per time frame. This measurement can be used for planning purposes.
versionVersion refers to a unique state of a software (with respect to features, etc.), assigned a unique name or number.
version control systemGenerally, version control refers to managing multiple revisions of the same unit of information. Isoftware engineering, version control systems are used to track and provide control over changes to development artifacts (source code).Overview - Build, Assembly and Deployment
vertical marketA vertical market is a market in which vendors offer products and services specific to an industry, trade, profession, or another group of customers with specific needs.
view contextIn the WCM of Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, a view context is a means to define which content entry point (page or include) is used to render a business object (product or category) for a given context (like catalog browsing or checkout). That is, it allows for rendering an object in specific ways in different areas of the storefront, according to conditions like, for example, the individual object, given constraints of the object (based on the type of object), the relation to other pages (e.g., top-level category or sub-category), fallback view. 
visibilityRefers to the availability or the validity period of a business object (product, content asset, etc.) in a certain context.


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