[ vur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /
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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.
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Origin of version

First recorded in 1575–85; from Medieval Latin versiōn- (stem of versiō ) “a turning,” equivalent to vers(us) (past participle of vertere “to turn”; see verse) + -iōn- -ion

synonym study for version

3. See translation.


ver·sion·al, adjectivepre·ver·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for version

/ (ˈvɜːʃən, -ʒən) /

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)

Derived forms of version

versional, adjective

Word Origin for version

C16: from Medieval Latin versiō a turning, from Latin vertere to turn
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Medical definitions for version

[ vûrzhən, -shən ]

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.
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