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1 an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint; "his version of the fight was different from mine"
2 something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father" [syn: variant, variation, edition]
3 a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel" [syn: adaptation]
4 a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language [syn: translation, interlingual rendition, rendering]
5 a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something [syn: interpretation, reading]
6 manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)

User Contributed Dictionary



From |versiō (a turning), from vertere (to turn). Used in English since 16th century.



  1. A specific form or variation of something.
  2. A translation from one language to another.
    It's in the King James Version only.
  3. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account
    He gave another version of the affair.
  4. : A number indicating which revision something is. (Software, firmware, CPUs, etc.)
  5. : A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See anteversion, and retroversion.



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Etymology 1

noun of action versionis, accusative of versio.


fr-noun f
  1. A specific state, variant, or form of something.
  2. A translation exercise.
  3. A translation.
  4. A specific manner of reporting a fact or event.

Etymology 2

From verser


fr-noun f
  1. An obstetric maneuver to change the fetus' position inside the uterus so as to facilitate childbirth.

Extensive Definition

A version can mean:
  • A particular form or variant of something: this is the latest version of this article
  • A particular account of some matter, as from one person or source, contrasted with some other account: two different versions of the accident.
Related articles:
Version may also refer to:
version in German: Version
version in French: Version
version in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Version (disambiguation)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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