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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 legal case: Abortion was legalized nationally 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: private education versus state education

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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 soccer match is Mexico versus the United States. fig. It was a question of artistic integrity versus love of money, and money won.
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"versus" in Business English

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versuspreposition

uk   /ˈvɜːsəs/ us   abbreviation v, or vs
used when comparing two ideas, opinions, etc.: Economists were forecasting another sharp decline 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, legal case, etc.: A father versus son battle for control of one of Britain's largest home builders is under way at the construction group. The Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision is one of the most famous in US legal history.
(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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