versus
preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, towards, against, from Latin, adverb, so as to face, from past participle of vertere to turn Date: 15th century 1. against 2. in contrast to or as the alternative of <
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  • VERSUS — Latinis, ut ςτίχος Graecis, linea dicta est quaecumque in pagina praeducta, sive sententiam impleret, sive impersectam relinqueret in sequenri linea, aut etiam tertia vel quarta, absolvendam. Quarum linearum rationem habebant Veteres, Graeci… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Versus — may refer to: *a legal term used in court case citings, see Glossary of legal terms *a scientific term used to describe the variables in a graph or line chart * Versus (TV channel), a sports events channel in the United States * Versus (band), an …   Wikipedia

  • Versus — oder versus bezeichnet das lateinische Wort versus = dt.: Vers (Begriff der Sprachlehre) das lateinische Wort versus (vs.) = dt.: gegen im Sinne von gegenüber gestellt den Titel eines japanischen Films, siehe Versus (Film) einen US amerikanischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • versus — Präp. gegen per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Nach dem Vorbild des Englischen aus der Gerichtssprache übernommen (A versus B bei der Nennung der streitenden Parteien im Zivilprozeß). Dieses aus l. versus gegen , eigentlich Partizip zu l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • versus — ver‧sus [ˈvɜːsəs ǁ ˈvɜːr ] abbreviation v or vs. preposition LAW used to show that two people or companies are against each other in a legal case: • The judge agreed with the decision in Whit …   Financial and business terms

  • versus — Esta preposición, que en latín significaba ‘hacia’, adquirió en el lenguaje jurídico inglés, ya en el siglo xv, el valor de ‘contra’, y con este sentido se usa frecuentemente en el español de hoy: «Kaspárov ‘versus’ Deep Blue: ¿quién ganará la… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • versus — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 versus adv …   Law dictionary

  • versus — [ vɛrsys ] prép. • v. 1965; mot lat. « contre », par l angl. ♦ Didact. Opposé à, par opposition à. Usité surtout en abréviation VS. Vieux vs neuf. ● versus préposition (latin versus, du côté de) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • versus — |vérsus| prep. Em oposição a, em contraste com (abreviatura: vs.). = CONTRA   ‣ Etimologia: latim versus, em direção …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • versus — [vʉr′səs] prep. [ML < L, toward, turned in the direction of < vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. in contest against [plaintiff versus defendant] 2. in contrast with; by way of an alternative to [peace versus war] …   English World dictionary

  • Versus — Ver sus, prep. [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See {Verse}.] Against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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