vice versa

vice ver·​sa | \ ˈvīs-ˈvər-sə How to pronounce vice versa (audio) , ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə How to pronounce vice versa (audio) \

Definition of vice versa

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

Examples of vice versa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or the cell may go from live (black) to dead (white), or vice versa, from one generation to another. Jean-paul Delahaye, Scientific American, "For Math Fans: Some Puzzles from Game of Life Creator John Conway," 28 Apr. 2021 Interestingly, Keyes adds, these fare wars tend to result in low fares in opposite hubs, meaning United will offer deals in American hubs to entice new customers to fly their airline instead, and vice versa. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Here's How All Your Friends Got $202 Round-trip Tickets to Japan Last Week," 27 Apr. 2021 But, G-Eazy’s loyalty to The Revels Group, and vice versa, never wavered. Ogden Payne, Forbes, "How The Revels Group Turned One Rap Client Into A Multifaceted Entertainment Company," 27 Apr. 2021 Democrats have been less willing to vote (or give approval) to Republicans and vice versa. Harry Enten, CNN, "Biden's approval rating is historically consistent," 25 Apr. 2021 But some worry a Region 1 vs. Region 4 matchup will force excessive travel and expense if a Region 4 South Florida team has to travel deep into the Panhandle, or vice versa. Buddy Collings,, "FHSAA board considers seeding state semifinals for football, volleyball, soccer," 23 Apr. 2021 If yang is dominant, yin-promoting foods should be eaten to stave off illness—a hallmark of imbalance—and vice versa. Lisa Wong Macabasco, Bon Appétit, "7 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Spring Routine Using Traditional Chinese Medicine," 22 Apr. 2021 Microbes need plants to thrive and vice versa, says Pat Megonigal, biogeochemist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Natalie Hamilton, Smithsonian Magazine, "When Is Kente Cloth Worn and More Questions From Our Readers," 21 Apr. 2021 Some plans cover treatment for anorexia but not bulimia, or vice versa, further complicating the financial picture for patients and their families., "How Eating Disorders Are Bankrupting Families," 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of vice versa

1601, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vice versa was in 1601

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30 Apr 2021

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“Vice versa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vice versa

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

vice versa

vice ver·​sa | \ ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə How to pronounce vice versa (audio) , ˈvīs-ˈvər- \

Kids Definition of vice versa

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

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