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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n version manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)
    • n version something a little different from others of the same type "an experimental version of the night fighter","a variant of the same word","an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone","the boy is a younger edition of his father"
    • n version a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    • n version a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
    • n version a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    • n version an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint "his version of the fight was different from mine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
    • Version A change of form, direction, or the like; transformation; conversion; turning. "The version of air into water."
    • Version (Med) A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See Anteversion, and Retroversion.
    • Version A translation; that which is rendered from another language; as, the Common, or Authorized, Version of the Scriptures (see under Authorized); the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament.
    • Version An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account; as, he gave another version of the affair.
    • Version The act of translating, or rendering, from one language into another language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.
    • n version A turning round or about; change of direction.
    • n version A change or transformation; conversion.
    • n version The act of translating, or rendering from one language into another.
    • n version A translation; that which is rendered from another language. A list of versions of the Bible will be found under the word Bible.
    • n version A statement, account, or description of incidents or proceedings from some particular point of view: as, the other party's version of the affair.
    • n version A school exercise consisting of a translation from one language, generally one's own, into another.
    • n version In obstetrics, a manipulation whereby a malposition of the child is rectified, during delivery, by bringing the head or the feet into the line of the axis of the parturient canal; turning. According as the feet or the head may be brought down, the operation is called podalic or cephalic version. Pelvic version is that which converts a malpresentation into a breech-presentation. Version is called external when it is effected by external manipulation only, internal when it is performed by the hand within the parturient canal, and bimanual or bipolar when one hand acting directly upon the child in the uterus is aided by the other placed upon the abdominal wall.
    • n version In mathematical physics, the measure of the direction and magnitude of the rotation about a neighboring point produced by any vector function distributed through space. Thus, if the vector function is the velocity of a fluid at the different points of space, its curl or version is the rotation of that fluid at any point where its motion is rotational. The advantage of the word version over rotation is that it is applicable to cases where there is no motion: as. for example, to a stress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James version of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors.
    • n Version the act of translating or turning from one language into another: that which is translated from one language into another: account: statement: a school exercise, generally of composition in a foreign language
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  • Salman Rushdie
    “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.”
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    “The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. vertere, versum, to turn, to change, to translate. See Verse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fers—L. versus, vorsus, a line, furrow, turning—vertĕre, to turn; influenced by O. Fr. vers.


In literature:

There was one good prose version by C. Davidson recently issued in Laurie's Classical Library.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
Other incidents in the same original version are confused in the Greek story of Prometheus.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Among the best known versions are those of Pope, Chapman, and Cowper.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Versione dall' Inglese per F. Polacci Nuccio.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
The Smyrnoean version must probably be thrown out of the reckoning.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
He translated the volume in 1587, and dedicated his version to Ralegh.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
A notable later version was made by William Hazlitt.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
My procedure can only be justified by the success of my versions and their internal coherence.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
Perizonius thinks that Ovid has here inadvertently confounded the different versions of the story of Hyacinthus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
It is the best version of "Home is home, be it ever so homely," I know.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various

In poetry:

Of late I listened to a wondrous tale
From lips revered. 'Twas not of war and glory—
A moving tale of princely love and truth,
Quite a new version of the "old, old story."
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton
Some nights are made for courting,
Nights when the new-born moon
Lies like a babe in a cradle of trees
With a noise like the sound of incoming seas
As the young wind whistles a tune.
"Girl To Her Chance-Bairn" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
He yelled at me in Greek,
my God!—It's not his language
and I'm no good at—his Aramaic,
was—I am a monoglot of English
(American version) and, say pieces from
a baker's dozen others: where's the bread?
"Dream Song 48: He yelled at me in Greek" by John Berryman

In news:

To say the US-Dakota War of 1862 was this area's pioneer settlers' version of 9-11 is, in my view, a poor analogy .
Early version sharpens Wire-style angles, deepens gloom.
DOVER — Think of Richard Rosell, Dover's new public safety director, as a cop's version of Mary Poppins.
A larger version of the photo can be found here.
The new version of ButtonBoogie adds a new visual enhancement that makes it easier to place your buttons.
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The adult Heathcliff (James Howson) in director Andrea Arnold's version of "Wuthering Heights".
When she needed toothpaste, groceries or even furniture, she headed to the brick-and-mortar and online versions of the Minnesota company.
While I don't think I'll be covering "I Love Money 2" nearly as much as I did for the OG version -- that's what a lack of Megan will do.
Click the thumbnails for larger versions.
The folks at Corelis, a leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan test and measurement tools, have released a new version of its I2C Exerciser software, Version 1.23. has released major upgrades to its two main products: Winter '04 is the newest version of its hosted CRM solution, and sforce 2.0 is the latest version of the company's on-demand application server.
The private version of the public friendship -- the Secret Diary version, if you will -- cuts a bit closer to the bone.
The iPhone 4S is, as it implies, a souped-up iPhone 4 version, just as the 3GS was a souped-up version of the iPhone 3G.

In science:

It has been found that the quantum versions have markedly different features to the classical versions.
Implementing the quantum random walk
We will now define a continuous version of G(k) , and state Poissonized versions of Corollaries 6.2 and 6.5.
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
This discretized version of Cahn theory yields the next term in Eq. (1) – its ingredients are otherwise the same as in the continuum version.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
We suggest that in a random setting, the optimization version is quite as interesting as the decision version.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
We used version 5.1 and confirmed that the classes had not been changed over versions 4.2–6.2 with regard to the polarized photon scattering.
Beam Test of a Prototype Detector Array for the PoGO Astronomical Hard X-Ray/Soft Gamma-Ray Polarimeter