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ˈvɜr səs, -səzver·sus

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  1. versuspreposition

    against, in opposition to.

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

  2. versuspreposition

    compared with, as opposed to.

  3. versuspreposition

    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.

  4. 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

  2. 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. Raymond Lee:

    We prefer to allocate our Chinese exposure to opportunities with better relative value like China National Petroleum Corporation, a AA rated government owned SOE, which priced their three year bonds almost 40bp wider versus Alibaba.

  2. David Carter:

    The market is flip-flopping between the view that economic growth has almost peaked so you need to buy stocks that manufacture their own growth like tech names, versus the view that economic growth will continue and you want to own cyclicals and value names.

  3. Christopher Quinn:

    It's really impossible for people, when they're in the moment, to make a judgment over brief versus prolonged exposure, it's never a good idea to view the eclipse without the protection.

  4. Corey Staley:

    I think the difference is popularity versus the message. If you listen to Bernie's message, it's obvious you should vote for Bernie. From the middle class on down, no matter what ethnicity you are, what race, it should be Bernie Sanders.

  5. Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal:

    We measure the value of the route by the time that it takes to fly by helicopter versus the time it takes to drive, and we're now turning 6-hour drives into 35-minute flights, it's obviously not going to be as inexpensive as Uber, but for people who value their time more than the cost it does make sense.

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