version

noun
ver·​sion | \ ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio) , -shən\

Definition of version

1a : an account or description from a particular point of view especially as contrasted with another account
b : an adaptation of a literary work the movie version of the novel
c : an arrangement of a musical composition
2 : a form or variant of a type or original an experimental version of the airplane
3 : a translation from another language especially : a translation of the Bible or a part of it
4a : a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position
b : manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery

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Other Words from version

versional \ ˈvərzh-​nəl How to pronounce versional (audio) , ˈvərsh-​ ; ˈvər-​zhə-​nᵊl , -​shə-​ \ adjective

Examples of version in a Sentence

Let me tell you my version of what happened. We heard two different versions of the story. A new version of the word processing program should be available soon. I have an older version of the software. This new design is better than the first version. A film version of the novel is being made. the King James Version of the Bible
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So, as a result, it's been reproduced again and again (Ikea's version is only $5—you can shop it at the bottom of this page). Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Under-$10 Trend That Looks Expensive," 4 Apr. 2019 Still, the classic version of the boot is showing no signs of slowing down; Rihanna is certainly a fan. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Steps Out in the Stealth Ugg Boot," 8 Mar. 2019 The cheaper version of the car is also simpler on the inside. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "I'll Be Damned, the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Is Actually Here," 28 Feb. 2019 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the field of view of the first HoloLens as well as the HoloLens 2. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 Enhanced over the version that first launched with the Xbox One, this revised controller features a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening and chatting, as well as Bluetooth functionality for operability with Windows 10 computers. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Xbox One controllers for console and PC are $20 off again," 8 Jan. 2019 Instead of an obvious cliffhanger at the end of Season 2, the Hawkins gang received a surprise happy ending—minus that ominous final shot of the Mind Flayer hovering over a version of the school inside the Upside Down. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stranger Things Season 3: Everything We Know So Far," 10 Dec. 2018 And, of course, Italy has prosecco; it's own version of champagne, right? Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Prosecco Isn't the Champagne of Italy, Franciacorta Is," 15 Mar. 2019 Though the bra may seem decidedly modern, there are records of its existence—or versions of it—in ancient times. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of version

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for version

Middle French, from Medieval Latin version-, versio act of turning, change, from Latin vertere to turn — more at worth

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version

noun

English Language Learners Definition of version

: a story or description that is different in some way from another person's story or description
: a form of something (such as a product) that is different in some way from other forms
: a particular translation of the Bible

version

noun
ver·​sion | \ ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio) \

Kids Definition of version

1 : an account or description from a certain point of view The jury heard several different versions of the incident.
2 : a translation especially of the Bible
3 : a form of a type or original Esperanza's grandmother … was a smaller, older, more wrinkled version of Mama.— Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

version

noun
ver·​sion | \ ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio) , -shən How to pronounce version (audio) \

Medical Definition of version

1 : a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position
2 : manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery

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