- a particular account of some matter, as from one person or source, contrasted with some other account: two different versions of the accident.
- a particular form or variant of something: a modern version of an antique.
- a translation.
- (often initial capital letter) a translation of the Bible or a part of it.
- Medicine/Medical. the act of turning a child in the uterus so as to bring it into a more favorable position for delivery.
- Pathology. an abnormal direction of the axis of the uterus or other organ.
Origin of version
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Examples from the Web for version
A version was approved for airline use in 2007—but no airline has adopted it.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
So I remember when Altman won the prize, he went up and said some version of, “Too little, too late.”Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
December 27, 2014
Based on the hat he had created for himself, Stetson made a version called “The Boss of the Plains.”My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
My favorite is the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
America could have its own version of the Aarhus method in Minnesota.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
December 15, 2014
He seems to have wished the world to accept this version of his untimely marriage.The Man Shakespeare
About this, in the next place, and about our own version, we shall say a few words.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
This version comes from Ireland, and is doubtless the correct original.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
According to one version of the story, Tschang O took the shape of this toad.The Chinese Fairy Book
I remind my readers that it is Blansac's version of the story I am giving.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
- an account of a matter from a certain point of view, as contrasted with othershis version of the accident is different from the policeman's
- a translation, esp of the Bible, from one language into another
- a variant form of something; type
- an adaptation, as of a book or play into a film
- med manual turning of a fetus to correct an irregular position within the uterus
- pathol an abnormal displacement of the uterus characterized by a tilting forwards (anteversion), backwards (retroversion), or to either side (lateroversion)
Word Origin and History for version
1580s, "a translation," from Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versionem (nominative versio) "a turning," from past participle stem of Latin vertere "to turn" (see versus). Also with a Middle English sense of "destruction;" the meaning "particular form of a description" is first attested 1788.
- Deflection of an organ, such as the uterus, from its normal position.
- The changing of position of the fetus in the uterus, either spontaneously or as a result of manipulation.
- The conjugate rotation of the eyes in the same direction.