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English definition of “versus”

versus

preposition     /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 education Opposing and against
(Definition of versus preposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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