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ver·sion / ˈvərzhən/ • n. 1. a particular form of something differing in certain respects from an earlier form or other forms of the same type of thing: a revised version of the paper was produced for a later meeting they produce yachts in both standard and master versions. ∎  a particular edition or translation of a book or other work: the English version will be published next year. ∎  an adaptation of a novel, piece of music, etc., into another medium or style: a film version of a wonderfully funny cult novel. ∎  a particular updated edition of a piece of computer software. ∎  an account of a matter from a particular person's point of view: he told her his version of events. 2. Med. the manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to make delivery easier. ∎  an abnormal displacement of the uterus.DERIVATIVES: ver·sion·al / -zhənl/ adj.ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense ‘translation’): from French, or from medieval Latin versio(n-), from Latin vertere ‘to turn.’

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version (ver-shŏn) n. a manoeuvre to alter the position of a fetus in the uterus to facilitate delivery. See cephalic version, podalic version.

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version rendering from one language into another XVI; particular form of a statement, document, etc. XVIII. — (O)F. — medL. versiō, -ōn-, f. vers-, pp. stem of vertere turn; see -SION.