Definition of version in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈvəːʃ(ə)n


  • 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 make yachts in both standard and master versions
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A particular edition or translation of a book or other work: the English version will be published next year
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    • 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.
    edition, translation, adaptation, rendering, interpretation, variant, variation, form, copy, reproduction, impression, issue, release, instalment, revision
  • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 [mass noun] Medicine The manual turning of a fetus in the womb to make delivery easier.


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  • Create a new version of: (as adjective versioned) versioned software
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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.



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  • 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.


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

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