versus


versus
ver|sus [ˈvə:səs US ˈvə:r-] prep
[Date: 1400-1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: 'toward, against', from Latin vertere; VERSE]
1.) v. BrE vs. AmE
used to show that two people or teams are competing against each other in a game or court case
the New York Knicks versus the LA Lakers
the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade
2.) used when comparing the advantages of two different things, ideas etc
The finance minister must weigh up the benefits of a tax cut versus those of increased public spending.

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