version

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noun ver·sion \ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of version

  1. 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. 2 :  a form or variant of a type or original an experimental version of the airplane

  3. 3 :  a translation from another language; especially :  a translation of the Bible or a part of it

  4. 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

versional

play \ˈvərzh-nəl, ˈvərsh-; ˈvər-zhə-nəl, -shə-\ adjective

Examples of version in a Sentence

  1. Let me tell you my version of what happened.

  2. We heard two different versions of the story.

  3. A new version of the word processing program should be available soon.

  4. I have an older version of the software.

  5. This new design is better than the first version.

  6. A film version of the novel is being made.

  7. the King James Version of the Bible

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Origin and Etymology of version

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


VERSION Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun ver·sion \ˈvər-zhən\

Definition of version for Students

  1. 1 :  an account or description from a certain point of view The jury heard several different versions of the incident.

  2. 2 :  a translation especially of the Bible

  3. 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


Medical Dictionary

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noun ver·sion \ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Medical Definition of version

  1. 1:  a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position

  2. 2:  manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery



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