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Definition of versus preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈvərsəz//
    (abbreviation v., vs.)
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  1. 1(sport or law) used to show that two teams or sides are against each other It is Texas versus Nebraska in the championship game. in the case of Roe versus Wade
  2. 2used to compare two different ideas, choices, etc. It was the promise of better job opportunities versus the inconvenience of moving away and leaving her friends.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: versus