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versus

EN[ˈvɜːsəs] [ˈvɝsəs] [ˈvɝsəz] [ˈvɝs] [-ɜː(r)səs]
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  • Versus, often abbreviated v., v, vs. or vs, may refer to:

    Definition of versus in English Dictionary

  • Conjunction
    1. Used to link two or more opposing or contrasting elements.
    2. Preposition
      1. against, in opposition to.
        1. It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
      2. compared with, as opposed to.
        1. In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial.
      3. Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).
        1. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Aprotinin exhibited nearly stoichiometric inhibition of prostasin and matriptase, but was much weaker towards HAT and was completely ineffective versus tryptase.
        • Administration of intravenous edoxaban with and without rifampin may have differentiated the prehepatic versus hepatic effects of rifampin on parent and metabolite exposure.
        • There are two main types of angioedema: histaminergic angioedema versus nonhistaminergic angioedema.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Conjunctions
        • Coordinating conjunctions
        • Prepositions

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en verses
        2. fr verses
        3. en versts
        4. en verjus
        5. fr verjus
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        Meaning of versus for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "versus" is a conjunction, more specifically, a coordinating conjunction. It's also a preposition.
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