version

noun
ver·​sion | \ ˈvər-zhən, -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 , 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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The gown is a dead-ringer for a style worn by Judy Garland—the OG star of A Star Is Born—in the 1954 version, as pointed out on Twitter below. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Just Shut Down the Golden Globes Red Carpet in Valentino Couture," 7 Jan. 2019 The setting this time is Great Britain; a pre-Brexit version, since there appear to be livestock in the fields and an absence of civil unrest and social breakdown. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 Transform these holiday classics into a variety of flavorful versions (including fruitcake crisps!). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Magical Sugar Cookies," 28 Nov. 2018 For the Tokyo store, Yoshizoe created a larger version, which could be used as a room divider or decoration. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "Designart Tokyo, in second-annual event, shows promise," 27 Nov. 2018 And the official version is available in every difficulty setting. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "League of Legends’ K-pop hit comes to VR game Beat Saber," 21 Dec. 2018 That matches up almost exactly with what Apple did with the iPhone XS and XR this year, but in the case of the S10, the cheapest Lite version will also be the smallest size. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung Galaxy S10 renders show hole-punch camera, headphone jack, and no fingerprint sensor," 13 Dec. 2018 Nest Indoor camera: The indoor version of Nest’s smart security camera is on sale at Home Depot, Best Buy, and Walmart for $129 (usually $199). Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best Cyber Monday deals you can still shop," 27 Nov. 2018 And to call the design an icon is no understatement—versions of the chair are on display in the Museum of Modern Art, the Henry Ford Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is What Makes The Eames Lounge Chair So Special," 7 Nov. 2018

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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 \

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, -shən \

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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