Definition of version
1a : an account or description from a particular point of view especially as contrasted with another accountb : an adaptation of a literary work the movie version of the novelc : 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 positionb : manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery
versionalplay \ˈvərzh-nəl, 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
Recent Examples of version from the Web
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), the District’s nonvoting delegate, and Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) introduced the House version last month.
At the end of the walk, the DuPage Children's Museum will have portable versions of its educational exhibits and will serve refreshments.
The Senate is not commenting on the House version of the NDAA at this time.
There are two versions of the eight-speed automatic, the 845RE and the 8HP70, both using low-viscosity fluid that doesn’t need to be replaced.
On Thursday, McConnell introduced the latest version of the healthcare bill.
On Tuesday, Purvis told the Tribune that Rauner hasn't changed his mind about vetoing the bill, but might use his amendatory veto powers to rewrite it in a way that makes it more like a competing Republican version.
Much of the bill remains similar to the earlier version.
According to Deadline, the Baby Driver actress has been cast to play the 20-something version of Streep’s character, Donna, in the upcoming musical’s flashback scenes.
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VERSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of version for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of version for Students
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
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