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"versus" in British English

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versuspreposition

uk   /ˈvɜː.səs/  us   /ˈvɝː.səs/
C1 (written abbreviation vs, vs., UK also v) used to say that one ​team or ​person is ​competing against another: Tomorrow's ​game is Newcastle versus Arsenal.
(written abbreviation v, vs, vs.) used when ​naming the two ​sides in a ​legalcase: Abortion was ​legalizednationally in the United States ​following the Roe versus Wade ​case.
C1 (written abbreviation vs, vs., UK also v) used to ​compare two things or ​ideas, ​especially when you have to ​choose between them: privateeducation versus ​stateeducation

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(Definition of versus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"versus" in American English

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versuspreposition

 us   /ˈvɜr·səs/ (abbreviation vs.)
(used to show the ​names of two ​teams or ​sides) against: The next ​soccermatch is Mexico versus the ​UnitedStates. fig. It was a ​question of ​artisticintegrity versus ​love of ​money, and ​moneywon.
(Definition of versus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"versus" in Business English

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versuspreposition

uk   us   /ˈvɜːsəs/ (abbreviation v, or vs)
used when comparing two ​ideas, ​opinions, etc.: Economists were ​forecasting another ​sharpdecline in the ​dollar versus the ​euro before ​year end.
used to show that two different ​people, ​groups, ​organizations, etc. are against each other in a ​competition, ​legalcase, etc.: A father versus son ​battle for ​control of one of Britain's largest ​homebuilders is under way at the ​constructiongroup. The Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision is one of the most famous in US ​legalhistory.
(Definition of versus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “versus”
in Korean -대…
in Arabic مُقابِل, ضِدّ…
in Malaysian antara… dengan……
in French contre…
in Russian против, в отличие от, в сравнении с…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以…為對手, 對, (訴訟案中)訴…
in Italian contro…
in Turkish ...a/e karşı…
in Polish przeciw, contra, w porównaniu z…
in Spanish contra…
in Vietnamese đấu với…
in Portuguese contra…
in Thai ต่อสู้กับ…
in German gegen…
in Catalan contra…
in Japanese ~対~…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以…为对手, 对, (诉讼案中)诉…
in Indonesian lawan…
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“versus” in Business English

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