Etymology
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version (n.)

1580s, "a translation, that which is rendered from another language," from French version, from Medieval Latin versionem (nominative versio) "a turning, a translation," from past-participle stem of Latin vertere "to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). Also with a Middle English sense of "destruction." The meaning "particular form of a description; a statement, account, or description of incidents or proceedings from some particular point of view" is attested by 1788.

Origin and meaning of version
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Definitions of version

version (n.)
an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint;
his version of the fight was different from mine
version (n.)
something a little different from others of the same type;
an experimental version of the night fighter
Synonyms: variant / variation / edition
version (n.)
a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form;
Synonyms: adaptation
version (n.)
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language;
Synonyms: translation / interlingual rendition / rendering
version (n.)
a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something;
Synonyms: interpretation / reading
version (n.)
manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery);
From wordnet.princeton.edu