vice versa

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

Definition of vice versa

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

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Senate Republicans are in no mood to pass bills that Democrats could support on healthcare, immigration or education, and vice versa. Doyle Mcmanus,, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new anti-Trump strategy: See you in court," 12 June 2019 Making Apple Music available on Echo devices might seem to run counter to Apple’s usual strategy of using services as a lure for hardware (and vice versa). James Vincent, The Verge, "Apple Music is coming to Echo devices next month," 30 Nov. 2018 First announced in April 2017, the offshoot airline, Norwegian Air Argentina, should help keep prices low and make travel from South America to other points around the world (and vice versa) much easier. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Norwegian Air Argentina: The New Airline Set to Improve Your Next Trip to South America," 27 Aug. 2018 Speaking at a Jamestown Foundation event, Mr. Denmark added that few experts on China have an in-depth knowledge of nuclear issues, and vice versa. Timothy Puko, WSJ, "U.S. Strengthens Controls on Nuclear Technology Exports to China," 11 Oct. 2018 Corporate America once believed that what was good for General Motors was good for the country, and vice versa. Paul R. Pillar, New York Times, "Cyberwarfare — the Latest Technology of Destruction," 19 June 2018 Rather than just goods coming from Mexican factories, or maquiladoras, Kearny anticipates movement from both sides of the border because many products have some assembly in the United States and then are completed in Mexico, or vice versa. Phillip Molnar,, "Industrial park breaks ground near U.S.-Mexico border," 26 Mar. 2018 For longer trips, consider starting in Calgary and ending in Edmonton, or vice versa. Sunset, "Banff & Jasper 101," 22 Jan. 2018 This is why difficulty getting physiologically aroused can inhibit psychological desire and vice versa. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Questions You’ve Always Wondered About Your Libido," 15 May 2019

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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

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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to take the place or position of

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