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English noun: version

1. version (communication) an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint

SamplesHis version of the fight was different from mine.

Broader (hypernym)interpretation

Narrower (hyponym)approximation

2. version (cognition) something a little different from others of the same type

SamplesAn experimental version of the night fighter.
A variant of the same word.
An emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone.
The boy is a younger edition of his father.

Synonymsedition, variant, variation

Broader (hypernym)type

3. version (communication) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

SamplesThe play is an adaptation of a short novel.


Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material

Narrower (hyponym)modernization, versification

4. version (communication) a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

Synonymsinterlingual rendition, rendering, translation

Broader (hypernym)written account, written record

Narrower (hyponym)caption, crib, mistranslation, pony, retroversion, subtitle, supertitle, surtitle, trot

5. version (cognition) a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something

Synonymsinterpretation, reading

Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

Narrower (hyponym)anagoge, reinterpretation

6. version (act) manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)

Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

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