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From Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versiō (a turning), from Latin vertō (to turn). Used in English since 16th century.



version (plural versions)

  1. A specific form or variation of something.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘[…] There's every Staffordshire crime-piece ever made in this cabinet, and that's unique. The Van Hoyer Museum in New York hasn't that very rare second version of Maria Marten's Red Barn over there, nor the little Frederick George Manning—he was the criminal Dickens saw hanged on the roof of the gaol in Horsemonger Lane, by the way—’
    • 2013 March 1, Frank Fish, George Lauder, “Not Just Going with the Flow”, in American Scientist[2], volume 101, number 2, page 114:
      An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.
  2. A translation from one language to another.
    It's only in the King James Version of the Bible.
  3. (obsolete) The act of translating, or rendering, from one language into another language.
  4. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account.
    He gave another version of the affair.
  5. (computing) A particular revision (of software, firmware, CPU, etc.).
    Upgrade to the latest version for new features and bug fixes.
  6. (medicine) A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See anteversion and retroversion.
  7. (ophthalmology) An eye movement involving both eyes moving synchronously and symmetrically in the same direction.
  8. (obsolete or medicine) A change of form, direction, etc.; transformation; conversion.
    • Francis Bacon
      The version of air into water.
    External cephalic version is a process by which a breech baby can sometimes be turned from buttocks or foot first to head first.



See alsoEdit


version (third-person singular simple present versions, present participle versioning, simple past and past participle versioned)

  1. (computing) To keep track of (a file, document, etc.) in a versioning system.





  1. Genitive singular form of versio.


Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versiō (a turning), from Latin versiō (turning), from the verb vertō (to turn).


version f (plural versions)

  1. version; model (A specific state, variant, or form of something)
  2. a translation exercise
  3. a translation
  4. a specific manner of reporting a fact or event

Etymology 2Edit

From verser


version f (plural versions)

  1. (medicine) an obstetric maneuver to change the fetus' position inside the uterus so as to facilitate childbirth


Further readingEdit



version (plural versiones)

  1. version

Middle FrenchEdit


Borrowing from Latin versiō.


version f (plural versions)

  1. translation



version c

  1. a version


Declension of version 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative version versionen versioner versionerna
Genitive versions versionens versioners versionernas

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