ver·​sa·​til·​i·​ty | \ ˌvər-sə-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce versatility (audio) \

Definition of versatility

: the quality or state of being versatile a writer of great versatility

Examples of versatility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That versatility extends beyond the football field. Patrick Z. Mcgavin,, 5 Oct. 2021 Mann found an unlikely beauty in that versatility and fragility. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 4 Oct. 2021 That versatility allowed his fantasy managers to avoid wasting valuable resources to pick up replacement-level catchers off the waiver wire. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2021 That versatility should help the Maine Celtics find success during the 2021-22 season. Chris Grenham, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Both have that versatility that Mason spoke of needing across the line, with the ability to line up inside or outside. Tom Green |, al, 11 Aug. 2021 Belichick noted during minicamp how that versatility can benefit Mills., 2 Aug. 2021 Three-function mowers like this are our preference for that versatility. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2021 That versatility would give head coach J.B. Bickerstaff some intriguing lineup combinations. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of versatility

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for versatility

versatile + -ity

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The first known use of versatility was in 1668

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12 Oct 2021

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“Versatility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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ver·​sa·​til·​i·​ty | \ ˌvər-sə-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce versatility (audio) \

Kids Definition of versatility

: the quality or state of having many uses or being able to do many different kinds of things


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