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version

Syllabification: ver·sion
Pronunciation: /ˈvərZHən
 
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Definition of version in English:

noun

1A particular form of something differing in certain respects from an earlier form or other forms of the same type of thing: a revised version of the paper was produced for a later meeting they produce yachts in both standard and master versions
More example sentences
  • There are tentative plans to introduce a PDF version of each event.
  • They're recording cover versions of hit songs.
  • First off, there are several companies that publish English language versions of these games.
Synonyms
1.1A particular edition or translation of a book or other work: the English version will be published next year
More example sentences
  • Producing translated versions of foreign-language books is the third type of piracy.
  • Between these two editions, in 1920, he published his version of Book I of the Elements written in Greek.
  • Send me links for translated versions of this website and I'll put them up.
Synonyms
edition, translation, impression
1.2 [usually with modifier] An adaptation of a novel, piece of music, etc., into another medium or style: a film version of a wonderfully funny cult novel
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  • What is your opinion of Steven Spielberg's film version of your novel?
  • The latest film version of the novel stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet.
  • In previous film versions of the novel, Robert Newton and Oliver Reed made Sykes a truly fearsome villain.
1.3A particular release of a piece of computer software.
Example sentences
  • Computers with updated versions of anti-virus software should be protected, according to Sans centre.
  • It only infected and destroyed computers that had particular versions of this software running.
  • The TiVo box is actually a computer using a version of the Linux operating system.
1.4An account of a matter from a particular person’s point of view: he told her his version of events
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  • Each side views its version of Tibetan history as an essential part of its national identity.
  • History is a version of events, a story that features a cast of characters much like you and me.
  • Some of your own stories, your own version of events don't really make sense.
Synonyms
account, report, statement, description, record, story, rendering, interpretation, explanation, understanding, reading, impression, side, take
2 Medicine The manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to make delivery easier.

verb

[with object] (often as noun versioning) Back to top  
Create a new version of: it’s the software for you if you need versioning and group editing
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  • The Schema framework approach creates a decentralized framework of strictly versioned schemas.
  • After notice and a period for comments, Creative Commons has versioned the attribution clause in our licenses.
  • Well, there are only backups and versioning systems (like CVS) that could give you back the file.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'translation'): from French, or from medieval Latin versio(n-), from Latin vertere 'to turn'.

Derivatives

versional

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Its weakness is that it does not include versional and patristic citations - just Greek manuscripts.
  • Pop-cultural lexicons are moving towards a type of modulated system based on versional directed traffic.
  • Another somewhat technical point involves the identification of pseudo-variants in the versional witnesses.

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