AoV or aortic velocity, the speed of blood flow in the aorta of the heart
Air operated valve
Analysis of variance, also known as ANOVA
Angle of view, a concept in photography and optics
Automatic opening vent, a window or roof light that will open mechanically to allow smoke to be evacuated out of a building
Arbitrary Output Variable, a feature of RenderMan
Average Order Value, a term from advertising and marketing
"AOV" (song), a song by Slipknot
Akademische Orchestervereinigung, an orchestra in Gttingen, Germany
AOV Adult Movie Channel, a nationwide Canadian cable channel
Algemeen Ouderen Verbond, the General Elderly Alliance, a Dutch political party
Loudwire stated "AOV showcases a death metal drumming style, which can be heard throughout the Slipknot tracks released so far from .5: The Gray Chapter. As for the voice of Corey Taylor, the man brings fury to the new track, yet switches off to clean singing during the AOV chorus." Metal Injection said "As punishing as the track can be, there's a lot of counterbalance in there with some really great melodies!" Music feeds said "When the pre-chorus strikes Taylor gives meaning to the acronym AOV, singing We bury what we fear the most / Approaching original violence. AOV is the sixth song the Soundwave-bound Slipknot have released ahead of dumping .5: The Gray Chapter."
AOV TV also operates a subscription video on demand (VOD) service called AOVTV On Demand. This service offers many of the same films available on AOV TV. It is currently available on MTS and Rogers Cable in Ontario.
The AOV was founded on December 1, 1993. The direct cause for the formation of the AOV were budget cuts on retirement homes. During the 1994 election campaign one of the governing parties, the CDA, announced that it would cut government pensions. This made the AOV very attractive to the elderly. During the campaign the party organized several successful mass protests against budget cuts. The party won six seats. The Union 55+, another party aiming to represent the elderly, also won one seat.
In the autumn of 1994 a conflict developed in the party between Nijpels and the party's founder Batenburg. This results in a split within the parliamentary party and the party board. After the split there was no party in parliament which was allowed to call itself AOV by the presidium. In the 1995 Senate election, the party won two seats, one of which was taken by Batenburg, who immediately became an independent. In 1998 the party's sole senator joined the CDA. In the elections of the same year the AOV formed a new party, the Elderly Union (Ouderenunie), whilst Batenburg also participated in the election as the New Solidary Elderly Alliance. All were unable to win a seat.