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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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