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vi·ce ver·sa

 (vī′sə vûr′sə, vīs′)
adv. Abbr. v.v.
With the order or meaning reversed; conversely.

[Latin vice versā : vice, ablative of *vix, position + versā, feminine ablative of versus, past participle of vertere, to turn.]
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vice versa

(ˈvaɪsɪ ˈvɜːsə)
adv
with the order reversed; the other way around
[C17: from Latin: relations being reversed, from vicis change + vertere to turn]
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vi•ce ver•sa

(ˈvaɪ sə ˈvɜr sə, ˈvaɪs, ˈvaɪ si)
adv.
in reverse order from that of a preceding statement; conversely: She likes me, and vice versa.
[1595–1605; < Latin, =vice vice3 + versā, abl. singular feminine of versus, past participle of vertere to turn]
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vice versa

- An adverb, it is a Latin phrase, literally, "the position being reversed; inturned position."
See also related terms for reverse.
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vice versa

A Latin phrase meaning relations being reversed, used to mean in reversed order or the other way round.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.vice versa - with the order reversed; "she hates him and vice versa"
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vice versa

adverb the other way round, conversely, in reverse, contrariwise We've the utmost confidence in him and vice versa.
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Translations
والعَكْسُ بِالعَكْسوالعَكْس بالعَكْس
naopak
vice versa
päinvastoin
obrnuto
gagnkvæmt, öfugt
逆に
반대로
atvirkščiai
otrādipretēji
vice-versavice versa
vice versa
ในทางกลับกัน
ngược lại

vice versa

[ˈvaɪsɪˈvɜːsə] ADVviceversa, al revés
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vice versa

[ˌvaɪsəˈvɜːrsə] advvice versa
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vice versa

advumgekehrt; economics determine politics, rather than vice versadie Volkswirtschaft bestimmt die Politik und nicht umgekehrt
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vice versa

[ˌvaɪsɪˈvɜːsə] advviceversa
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vice versa

(vaisiˈvəːsə) adverb
(of two things or people) the other way round. Dogs often chase cats but not usually vice versa.
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vice versa

والعَكْسُ بِالعَكْس naopak vice versa umgekehrt τανάπαλιν viceversa päinvastoin vice versa obrnuto viceversa 逆に 반대로 vice versa omvendt odwrotnie vice-versa наоборот vice versa ในทางกลับกัน ya da aksine ngược lại 反之亦然
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But, by the best contradictory authorities, this Grecian story of Hercules and the whale is considered to be derived from the still more ancient Hebrew story of Jonah and the whale; and vice versa; certainly they are very similar.
Asked to differentiate between European and Chinese poetry, some critics would perhaps insist upon their particular colour sense, instancing the curious fact that where we see blue to them it often appears green, and vice versa, or the tone theories that make their poems so difficult to understand; in fact, a learned treatise would be written on these lines, to prove that the Chinese poets were not human beings as we understand humanity at all.
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Moreover, they cancel one another; for if there is no double it follows that there is no half, and vice versa; this rule also applies to all such correlatives.
He could not open the door without first closing the closet door, and VICE VERSA. It was impossible for him anywhere to traverse the room in a straight line.
And whenever a longshoreman remembered something against a scow- schooner sailor, or vice versa, or an oyster pirate remembered or was remembered, a fist shot out and another fight was on.
The merchant fishermen at the falls acted as middlemen or factors, and passed the objects of traffic, as it were, cross-handed; trading away part of the wares received from the mountain tribes to those of the rivers and plains, and vice versa: their packages of pounded salmon entered largely into the system of barter, and being carried off in opposite directions, found their way to the savage hunting camps far in the interior, and to the casual white traders who touched upon the coast.
Psycho-physical parallelism is the theory that mental and physical events each have causes in their own sphere, but run on side by side owing to the fact that every state of the brain coexists with a definite state of the mind, and vice versa. This view of the reciprocal causal independence of mind and matter has no basis except in metaphysical theory.* For us, there is no necessity to make any such assumption, which is very difficult to harmonize with obvious facts.
Thus, you shall stand on the aristocratic side of a room filled with company, and every thing will present a vulgar and democratic appearance; or, vice versa, you shall occupy a place among the oi polloi, and all is aristocratic, exclusive, and offensive.
Look at the Greek pediment inscribed upon the Roman pediment, and vice versa. It is still the Pantheon on the Parthenon: Saint-Peter's of Rome.
What I hate to-day I adore to-morrow, and vice versa. You see that I cannot, like you, for instance, settle on any fixed plan."