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V.S.

Veterinary Surgeon.

v.s.

vide supra.

V, v

[vee]
noun, plural V's or Vs, v's or vs.
1.
the 22nd letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter V or v, as in victor, flivver, or shove.
3.
something having the form of a V .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter V or v.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter V or v.

versus

[vur-suhs, -suhz]
preposition
1.
against (used especially 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: traveling by plane versus traveling by train. Abbreviation: v., vs.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: towards, i.e., turned so as to face (something), opposite, over against, orig. past participle of vertere to turn; see verse

verses, versus.
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versus (ˈvɜːsəs)
 
prep
1.  v, vs (esp in a competition or lawsuit) against; in opposition to
2.  as opposed to; in contrast with
 
[C15: from Latin: turned (in the direction of), opposite, from vertere to turn]

vs
 
abbreviation for
versus

VS
 
abbreviation for
Veterinary Surgeon

v.s.
 
abbreviation for
See vide vide supra

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versus
mid-15c., in legal case names, denoting action of one party against another, from L. versus "turned toward or against," from pp. of vertere "to turn," from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," from base *wer- "to turn, bend" (cf. O.E. -weard "toward," originally "turned toward," weorthan "to befall," wyrd "fate,
destiny," lit. "what befalls one;" Skt. vartate "turns round, rolls;" Avestan varet- "to turn;" L. vertere (freq. versare) "to turn;" O.C.S. vruteti "to turn, roll," Rus. vreteno "spindle, distaff;" Lith. verciu "to turn;" Gk. rhatane "stirrer, ladle;" Ger. werden, O.E. weorðan "to become," for sense, cf. "to turn into;" Welsh gwerthyd "spindle, distaff;" O.Ir. frith "against").
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Medical Dictionary

VS abbr.
volumetric solution

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Science Dictionary
V  
  1. The symbol for vanadium.

  2. The symbol for voltage.

  3. Abbreviation of volume


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Abbreviations & Acronyms
VS
  1. variable block span

  2. very superior

  3. veterinary surgeon

  4. virtual storage

  5. vital signs (pulse rate, temperature, respiratory rate)

vs.
  1. verse

  2. Latin versus (against)

v.s.
vide supra
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Example sentences for vs
Those not selected to determine the interest groups and ideologies represented
  vs.
During old age, people experience a conflict between integrity vs.
Many woodworkers have various theories about the advantages and disadvantages
  of pull vs.
This case highlighted the issue of personal blogging and freedom of expression
  vs.
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