• Used to link two or more opposing or contrasting elements.


  • against, in opposition to.

    "It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl."

  • Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).

    "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans."

  • compared with, as opposed to.

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