Definition of vice versa in English:

vice versa

Syllabification: vice ver·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈvīs ˈvərsə, ˈvīsə


  • With the main items in the preceding statement the other way around: science must be at the service of man, and not vice versa
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    • Please view the italics as simply the opposite of the regular format, and vice versa.
    • You can only compose if you understand how to conduct and vice versa.
    • I wanted HIM to come running to ME, not vice versa.
    conversely, inversely, contrariwise; reciprocally, the other way around/round


early 17th century: from Latin, literally 'in-turned position'.

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