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version

  1. [database structures] In databases, an alternative state of the database that has an owner, a description, a permission (private, protected, or public), and a parent version. Versions are not affected by changes occurring in other versions of the database.
  2. [software] An edition of a software product that incorporates major changes to the software from the previous version. A version is often called a release.