1. A description or account from one point of view, especially as opposed to another: Your version of the accident differs from mine.
a. A translation of a text from another language.
b. often Version A translation of the entire Bible or a part of it.
3. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type: downloaded the latest version of the software.
4. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style: the film version of a famous novel.
a. Manipulation of a fetus in the uterus to bring it into a desirable position for delivery.
b. Deflection of an organ, such as the uterus, from its normal position.
tr.v. ver·sioned, ver·sion·ing, ver·sions
To assign a unique number or name to distinct versions of (a file or program, for example).
[French, from Old French, act of turning, from Medieval Latin versiō, versiōn-, from Latin versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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