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ver·sus

 (vûr′səs, -səz)
prep.
1. Abbr. v. or vs. In conflict or competition with; against: the plaintiff versus the defendant; Michigan versus Ohio State.
2. As the alternative to or in contrast with: "freedom of information versus invasion of privacy" (Ian Hamilton).

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, turned, toward, from past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

versus

(ˈvɜːsəs)
prep
1. (esp in a competition or lawsuit) against; in opposition to. Abbreviation: v or Abbreviationvs (esp US)
2. as opposed to; in contrast with
[C15: from Latin: turned (in the direction of), opposite, from vertere to turn]

ver•sus

(ˈvɜr səs, -səz)

prep.
1. against (used esp. to join names of parties in a legal case or competing teams or players in a sports contest): Smith versus Jones; Army versus Navy.
2. as compared to; in contrast with: traveling by plane versus traveling by train. Abbr.: v., vs.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: towards, i.e., turned so as to face (something), orig. past participle of vertere to turn; see verse]
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versus

preposition
1. as opposed to Profits are up by only 15% versus the 25% we expected.
2. against, v. Italy versus Japan is turning out to be a well matched competition.
Translations
ضِد، مُقابِلضِدّ
proti
versus
gegenversus
vastaan
protiv
gegn
・・・対
... 대 ...
pret
proti
mot
ต่อสู้กับ
-e/a karşıkarşı
chống lại

versus

[ˈvɜːsəs] PREP (Jur, Sport) → contra

versus

[ˈvɜːrsəs] prep
(SPORT, LAW) (= against) → contre
(= as opposed to) → par opposition à, versus

versus

prepgegen (+acc)

versus

[ˈvɜːsəs] prep (Law, Sport) (gen) → contro

versus

(ˈvəːsəs) preposition
(often abbreviated to v or vs when written) against. the England v Wales rugby match.

versus

ضِدّ proti versus gegen κατά contra vastaan contre protiv contro ・・・対 ... 대 ... versus kontra przeciwko versus против mot ต่อสู้กับ karşı chống lại 与...相对
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Among the twenty-seven to his credit occurred titles such as, "If Christ Came to New Orleans," " The Worked-out Worker," "Tenement Reform in Berlin," "The Rural Slums of England," "The people of the East Side," "Reform Versus Revolution," "The University Settlement as a Hot Bed of Radicalism' and "The Cave Man of Civilization.
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Lloyd told all the truth about the Standard Oil Company in his Wealth versus Commonwealth; and the book was allowed to die, and you hardly ever hear of it.
And a loud hue-and-cry was raised in the newspapers against "high rates and monopoly" to distract the minds of the people from the real issue of legitimate business versus stock-company bubbles.
JIPES versus WIGZIELL, which did me great service with the profession, I went down into Devonshire, and had some serious conversation in private with the Reverend Horace.
It is combination versus competition, a thousand centuries long struggle, in which competition has always been worsted.
A curt negative was the policeman's reply to that; and if ever I take part in a night assault-at-arms, revolver versus baton, in the back kitchen, I know which member of the Metropolitan Police Force I should like for my opponent.