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versus

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preposition ver·sus \ˈvər-səs, -səz\

Simple Definition of versus

  • —used to indicate two different things, choices, etc., that are being compared or considered

Full Definition of versus

  1. 1 :  against

  2. 2 :  in contrast to or as the alternative of <free trade versus protection>

Origin of versus

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, towards, against, from Latin, adverb, so as to face, from past participle of vertere to turn


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with versus


VERSUS Defined for Kids

versus

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preposition ver·sus \ˈvər-səs\

Definition of versus

  1. :  against 1 <our football team versus theirs>





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