Vice Versa Definition

vīsə vûrsə, vīs
The order or relation being reversed; conversely.
Webster's New World

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!
Alternative spelling of vice versa.

Origin of Vice Versa

  • 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

  • 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

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