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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Aidan Igiehon, a 6-foot-10 power post, is high on Louisville's list and vice versa. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "U of L Insider: Why the next few weeks are vital for Chris Mack, Cards," 9 July 2018 Among them is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who recently defeated one of the most powerful Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and who has endorsed Nixon (and vice versa)., "Cynthia Nixon: "If Mike Pence Is Attacking Me, I'm Doing Something Right"," 6 July 2018 The personal is the political, and vice versa, and at this late date, there’s no way to extricate them from each other. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Americans spends a lonely Thanksgiving contemplating the end," 3 May 2018 The problem with likelihood so early in an election cycle is that today’s likely voter might be an unlikely voter in November and vice versa. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Cold pizza, cold comfort for GOP in midterms," 25 Apr. 2018 The problem for Wade was that when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were up, the Heat were down, and vice versa, their NBA Finals paths never crossing. Ira Winderman,, "Dwyane Wade locked into playoffs, not locked into LeBron," 6 Apr. 2018 And in the real economy, what is good for stocks is bad for bonds, and vice versa. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Cashing In: Why Cash Should Be in Your Portfolio Again," 5 Apr. 2018 That means that as the sun rises, Mars will set, and vice versa, keeping Mars in the sky basically all night. Dave Epstein,, "Mars is going to be really bright for the rest of the summer," 11 July 2018 Some patterns occur in the lab that wouldn’t in nature, and vice versa. Annabelle Williams,, "What do lab-grown diamonds mean for Jewelers Row?," 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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