Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A description or account from one point of view, especially as opposed to another: Your version of the accident differs from mine.
  • n. A translation from another language.
  • n. A translation of the entire Bible or a part of it.
  • n. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type: downloaded the latest version of the software from the Internet.
  • n. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style: the film version of a famous novel.
  • n. Medicine Manipulation of a fetus in the uterus to bring it into a desirable position for delivery.
  • n. Medicine Deflection of an organ, such as the uterus, from its normal position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A specific form or variation of something.
  • n. A translation from one language to another.
  • n. The act of translating, or rendering, from one language into another language.
  • n. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account
  • n. A particular revision (of software, firmware, CPU, etc.).
  • n. A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See anteversion and retroversion.
  • n. An eye movement involving both eyes moving synchronously and symmetrically in the same direction.
  • n. A change of form, direction, etc.; transformation; conversion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A change of form, direction, or the like; transformation; conversion; turning.
  • n. A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See Anteversion, and Retroversion.
  • n. The act of translating, or rendering, from one language into another language.
  • n. A translation; that which is rendered from another language.
  • n. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A turning round or about; change of direction.
  • n. A change or transformation; conversion.
  • n. The act of translating, or rendering from one language into another.
  • n. A translation; that which is rendered from another language. A list of versions of the Bible will be found under the word Bible.
  • n. A statement, account, or description of incidents or proceedings from some particular point of view: as, the other party's version of the affair.
  • n. A school exercise consisting of a translation from one language, generally one's own, into another.
  • n. In obstetrics, a manipulation whereby a malposition of the child is rectified, during delivery, by bringing the head or the feet into the line of the axis of the parturient canal; turning.
  • n. In mathematical physics, the measure of the direction and magnitude of the rotation about a neighboring point produced by any vector function distributed through space.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
  • n. manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)
  • n. a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
  • n. something a little different from others of the same type
  • n. a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
  • n. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

Etymologies

French, from Old French, act of turning, from Medieval Latin versiō, versiōn-, from Latin versus, past participle of vertere, to turn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versiō ("a turning"), from Latin vertō ("to turn"). Used in English since 16th century. (Wiktionary)

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