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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Medieval Latin versio 'turning', from Latin versus; VERSE

version

noun
     
ver‧sion W1 [countable]
1 a copy of something that has been changed so that it is slightly different
version of
a new version of the software
English/German/electronic/film etc version (=presented in a different language or form)
a Japanese version of an English play
I think I preferred the television version.
the human version of mad cow disease
2 someone's version of an event is their description of it, when this is different from the description given by another person
version of
according to the official version of events
Could Donna's version of what happened that night be correct?
3

the ... version of something

a way of explaining or doing something that is typical of a particular group or period of time
the ... version of something of
the Marxist version of economics
Is the coffee break the adult version of recess?

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