(1)   Manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)
(2)   Something a little different from others of the same type
"An 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"
(3)   A mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
(4)   A written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
"The play is an adaptation of a short novel"
(5)   A written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
(6)   An interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
"His version of the fight was different from mine"


From , from , from . Used in English since 16th century.


  1. A specific form or variation of something.
  2. A translation from one language to another.
    It's in the King James Version only.
  3. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account
    He gave another version of the affair.
  4. A particular revision (of software, firmware, CPU, etc.).
  5. A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See anteversion and retroversion.

Etymology 1

noun of action , accusative of .


  1. A specific state, variant, or form of something.
  2. A translation exercise.
  3. A translation.
  4. A specific manner of reporting a fact or event.


  1. An obstetric maneuver to change the fetus' position inside the uterus so as to facilitate childbirth.