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vice versa Syllabification: vice ver·sa
Pronunciation: /ˌvīs(ə) ˈvərsə/

Definition of vice versa in English:


With the main items in the preceding statement the other way around: science must be at the service of man, and not vice versa
More example sentences
  • 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'.

  • This is an English use of a Latin phrase meaning literally ‘the position being reversed’.

Words that rhyme with vice versa

bursar, converser, curser, cursor, disburser, mercer, purser, rehearser, reverser
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