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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. ( 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.C1 used to compare two things or ideas, especially when you have to choose between them: private education versus state education
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in Korean -대…
in Arabic مُقابِل, ضِدّ…
in French contre…
in Turkish ...a/e karşı…
in Italian contro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以…為對手, 對, (訴訟案中)訴…
in Russian против, в отличие от, в сравнении с…
in Polish przeciw, contra, w porównaniu z…
in Spanish contra…
in Portuguese contra…
in German gegen…
in Catalan contra…
in Japanese ~対~…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以…为对手, 对, (诉讼案中)诉…
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