What does versus mean?

Definitions for versus
ˈvɜr səs, -səzver·sus

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Wiktionary

  1. versus(Preposition)

    against, in opposition to.

    It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

  2. versus(Preposition)

    compared with, as opposed to.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

  3. versus(Preposition)

    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).

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versus

    against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs

    Etymology: [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See Verse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Versus

    ver′sus, prep. against, in legal phraseology—abbreviated v. and vs. [L.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of versus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of versus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of versus in a Sentence

  1. Amberlea Childs:

    Sometimes, surgery is a blessing, and it can help remove cancer and do great things, but it doesn't come cost-free, and it doesn't come complication-free, there is going to be time that's needed to heal and recover, and if you're not willing to give yourself that time, maybe you should weigh that into your decision if it was lumpectomy versus mastectomy, but I think, do the homework. Don't rush into something so quickly. Take the time, get that extra opinion, meet with one more plastic surgeon.

  2. Andrew Olvera:

    It's dangerous but it's what we do, it's risk versus gain. To save a human life, we will risk almost everything.

  3. Michael Gordon:

    This is how cigarette use complicates bone healing in fractures, and decreases fusion rates in spine surgery patients, and increases osteoporosis and fracture rates in smokers versus nonsmokers.

  4. Jack Dorsey:

    The net of this is we need to do a much better job at explaining how our algorithms work. Ideally opening them up so that people can actually see how they work, we just need to make sure that we’re pushing ourselves to explain exactly how these things work. How we’re making decisions. Where we need to make decisions as humans versus where the algorithms make decisions based on behaviors and signals.

  5. Mandy Xu:

    It's the difference between known unknowns versus unknown unknowns.

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