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v

preposition uk   /viː/ (also v., vs) us  
abbreviation for versus: I need to consider the advantages v the disadvantages.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportOpposing and against used to show who is competing in a game: Newcastle United v WiganCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting) used to show the two sides involved in a court case: the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v WadeOpposing and againstPeople appearing in court

v

noun uk   /viː/ (also v.) us  
written abbreviation for verbParts of speech
(Definition of v preposition, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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