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English definition of “versus”


preposition uk   /ˈvɜː.səs/ us    /ˈvɝː-/
C1 (written abbreviation v, or vs) used to say that one team or person is competing against another: Tomorrow's game is Newcastle versus Arsenal.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting) (written abbreviation v, or vs) used in legal cases to show who a person is fighting against: Abortion was legalized nationally in the United States following the Roe versus Wade case.People appearing in court C1 used to compare two things or ideas, especially when you have to choose between them: private education versus state educationOpposing and against
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