Vice-versa meaning

vīsə vûrsə, vīs
Vice-versa is defined as the order is reversed.

When someone says "black or white" and you say "no, white or black" this is an example of vice versa.

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

As long as my friend Mike places first and my friend Joe places second, or vice versa, I will be happy!

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With the order or meaning reversed; conversely.
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The order or relation being reversed; conversely.
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Alternative spelling of vice versa.
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Origin of vice-versa

  • Latin vice versā vice ablative of vix position versā feminine ablative of versus past participle of vertere to turn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ablative absolute vice versā, from feminine third declension noun vicis (“arrangement, order, position, etc.") + feminine ablative singular of perfect passive participle versus, from vertō.

    From Wiktionary