how to pronounce versus


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The above transcription of versus is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

versus is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of versus in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… can do with software now versus what you …”

meanings of versus


  1. Against; in opposition to.
  2. 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).
  3. Compared with, as opposed to.

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