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versus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishversusver‧sus /ˈvɜːsəs $ ˈvɜːr-/ ●●○ preposition 🔊 🔊 1 AGAINST somebody IN A GAME (written abbreviation v. British English, vs. American English) used to show that two people or teams are competing against each other in a game or court case 🔊 the New York Knicks versus the LA Lakers 🔊 the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade2 COMPAREused when comparing the advantages of two different things, ideas etc syn against 🔊 The finance minister must weigh up the benefits of a tax cut versus those of increased public spending.
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versusShe will earn $2500 per month under the new plan, versus $2400 under the old one.The story revolves around the classic theme of love versus duty.Yesterday in the semi-final we saw Sampras versus Henman.the Broncos versus New Englandthe Supreme Court decision in Brown versus the Board of EducationIt's a friendly game - the women versus the men.
From Longman Business Dictionaryversusver‧sus /ˈvɜːsəsˈvɜːr-/, abbreviation v British English, vs. American English prepositionLAW used to show that two people or companies are against each other in a legal caseThe judge agreed with the decision in White versus Illinois.
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