Meaning of versus

ver•sus

Pronunciation: (vûr'sus, -suz), [key]
— prep.
  1. against (used esp. to indicate an action brought by one party against another in a court of law, or to denote competing teams or players in a sports contest): Smith versus Jones; Army versus Navy.
  2. as compared to or as one of two choices; in contrast with:v., vs. traveling by plane versus traveling by train. Abbr.:
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