Definition of version
1 : a translation from another language; especially : a translation of the Bible or a part of it
2 a : 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
3 : a form or variant of a type or original <an experimental version of the airplane>
4 a : 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
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
Origin and Etymology of version
Middle French, from Medieval Latin version-, versio act of turning, change, from Latin vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 1582
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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