Definitions for vice versaˈvaɪ sə ˈvɜr sə, ˈvaɪs, ˈvaɪ si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•ce ver•saˈvaɪ sə ˈvɜr sə, ˈvaɪs, ˈvaɪ si(adv.)

  1. in reverse order from that of a preceding statement; conversely:

    She likes me, and vice versa.

Origin of vice versa:

1595–1605; < L, =vicevice3+versā, abl. sing. fem. of versus, ptp. of vertere to turn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vice versa, the other way around, contrariwise(adverb)

    with the order reversed

    "she hates him and vice versa"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vice versa(adverb)ˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs

    the other way around

    I'll pick him up, and you make dinner. Or vice versa.


  1. vice versa(Adverb)

    The same but with the two things or people mentioned reversed.

  2. Origin: From ablative absolute vice versa, from feminine third declension noun vicis + feminine ablative singular of perfect passive participle versus, from verto.


  1. Vice Versa

    Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers is a novel by F. Anstey, first published in 1882. The title originates from the Latin phrase, "vice versa", meaning "the other way around".

Translations for vice versa

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vice versa(adverb)

(of two things or people) the other way round

Dogs often chase cats but not usually vice versa.

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