vice versa

vice ver·​sa | \ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə, ˈvīs-ˈvər- \

Definition of vice versa 

: with the order changed : with the relations reversed : conversely

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The association argues that the definition remains too vague, and that mood problems may in fact precede excessive gaming, not vice versa. Benedict Carey, New York Times, "Endless Gaming May Be a Bad Habit. That Doesn’t Make It a Mental Illness.," 2 July 2018 Studies of mayoral elections, which throw off enough data to make general observations, suggest that Hispanic voters often fail to get behind African-American candidates and vice versa. The Economist, "Demography is not destinyBuilding a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems," 12 July 2018 Tthe charges relate to a 2007 state law called the Community Defense Act that prohibits dancers from touching customers and vice versa – excluding immediate family members. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Ohio has rarely used 2007 law that protects strippers: report," 12 July 2018 Two& on Las Olas Boulevard is either a bike shop with a bar, or vice versa. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 Just like the partisan arguments of the men's tour being inherently better that the women's or vice versa, this simply does not hold true! Jon Wertheim,, "Mailbag: Grass Court Season, Equal Pay and the Fed-Rafa Documentary," 20 June 2018 Patients should trust their provider and vice versa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Three reasons why young, healthy people want a primary care provider," 13 June 2018 And that is another issue with VAR: slow motion can make the mundane seem violent and vice versa. Jonathan Wilson,, "Spain, Portugal Emerge From World Cup Group After Influential Use of VAR," 25 June 2018 America imports more goods from China than vice versa. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Trade war will tariff us apart," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of vice versa

1601, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of vice versa

—used to say that the opposite of a statement is also true

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vice ver·​sa | \ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə, ˈvīs-ˈvər-\

Kids Definition of vice versa

: with the order turned around Go here to there, not vice versa.

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