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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The theory that Woman is the first experiment by Mother is also supported by the fact that Woman looks like an older version of Daughter. Sydney Bucksbaum, refinery29.com, "How Daughter & Woman Are Connected In Netflix's I Am Mother," 8 June 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden, considered the early frontrunner in the race, does not have any information on Puerto Rico on his 2020 campaign website, including in the version in Spanish. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Some progressives worry Puerto Rico is being left behind on 2020 campaign trail," 7 June 2019 That conference committee is near agreement on a House-Senate compromise version of the state operating budget but has been held up by the issue of the dividend. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Senate plans Monday votes for state budget and dividend legislation," 7 June 2019 One thing which remains to be confirmed is that those with the less effective version actually do have problems regulating their blood-sugar levels. The Economist, "Modern humans may be evolving to deal with carbohydrate-rich diets," 7 June 2019 Jill Kyle, Abington Health Foundation’s chief development officer, describes June Fete’s Horse and Pony Show as a mini version of the Devon Horse Show. Grace Dickinson, https://www.inquirer.com, "Huntingdon Valley’s June Fete: Rides, funnel cake, and 100-plus years of history," 5 June 2019 In the great-men version of history, only the powerful have speaking parts. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "What HBO’s “Chernobyl” Got Right, and What It Got Terribly Wrong," 4 June 2019 Captain America made an appearance in one version, while Iron Man popped up in another, and one fan even found the perfect Victoria Beckham clip to insert at the opportune moment. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" Music Video Sparked Some Hilarious Memes," 2 June 2019 Available in long and short versions suspended from thick leather belts dangling with carabiners and key chains, the one-off pieces come in shocks of citrus orange and earthy green, dotted with hand embroidered Bulgarian patterns. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This English-Bulgarian Brand Is Making Fantastical Traditional Dress," 17 May 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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