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VERS'ATILE, adjective [Latin versatilis, from versor, to turn.]

1. That may be turned round; as a versatile boat or spindle.

2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; as a man of versatile disposition.

3. Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; as a man of versatile genius.

4. In botany, a versatile anther is one fixed by the middle on the point of the filament, and so poised as to turn like the needle of a compass; fixed by its side, but freely movable.