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February 2, 2013 - Word of the Day

version

 

When there are two or more things made in ways that are very similar--yet different enough so that they aren't identical--we can use the word "version" to talk about them. Cars, books, movies, electronic devices, and stories may have different versions. This word is a noun:

  • Which version of the story did you like better, the movie or the book?
  • Toyota is coming out with a new hybrid version of the popular Camry model.
  • Modern day versions of the Bible are much easier to read than the King James edition published in 1611.
  • The police knew someone was lying when they heard suspects tell different versions of the events leading to the murder.
  • I have to download the newest version of this word processing program to my computer.

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