versus
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈvɜːsəs/, /ˈvɜːsɪz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈvɝsəs/, /ˈvɝsəz/, /ˈvɝs/

Preposition
  1. Against; in opposition to.
    Synonyms: vs, vs.
    It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
  2. Compared with, as opposed to.
    • 2005, Robert E. Weiss, Modeling Longitudinal Data, Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-40271-0, page 104 ↗:
      If, for example, we select random people entering a workout gym, versus if we pick random people entering a hospital, we will get very different samples.
  3. (legal) 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).
    Synonyms: v, v.
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.
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