vice versa


vice versa

adverb

  1. in reverse order from the way something has been stated; the other way around: She dislikes me, and vice versa. Copernicus was the first to suggest that the earth revolves around the sun, and not vice versa.

adverb

  1. with the order reversed; the other way around

c.1600, Latin, from vice, ablative of vicis “a turn, change” (see vicarious) + versa, feminine ablative singular of versus, past participle of vertere “to turn, turn about” (see versus).

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