Meaning of VERSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈvər-zhən, -shən ]


Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin version-, versio act of turning, change, from Latin vertere to turn — more at worth

Date: 1582

1. : a translation from another language ; especially : a translation of the Bible or a part of it


a. : an account or description from a particular point of view especially as contrasted with another account

b. : an adaptation of a literary work

the movie version of the novel

c. : an arrangement of a musical composition

3. : a form or variant of a type or original

an experimental version of the airplane


a. : a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position

b. : manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery

• ver·sion·al ˈvərzh-nəl, ˈvərsh-; ˈvər-zhə-n ə l, -shə- adjective

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