other wise

otherwise

[uhth-er-wahyz]
adverb
1.
under other circumstances: Otherwise they may get broken.
2.
in another manner; differently: Under the circumstances, I can't believe otherwise.
3.
in other respects: an otherwise happy life.
conjunction
4.
or else; if not: Button up your overcoat, otherwise you'll catch cold.
adjective
5.
other or different; of another nature or kind: We hoped his behavior would be otherwise.
6.
in other or different circumstances: An otherwise pleasure had become a grinding chore.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English (on) ōthre wīsan (in) another manner. See other, -wise

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otherwise (ˈʌðəˌwaɪz)
 
sentence connector
1.  or else; if not, then: go home — otherwise your mother will worry
 
adv
2.  differently: I wouldn't have thought otherwise
3.  in other respects: an otherwise hopeless situation
 
adj
4.  (predicative) of an unexpected nature; different: the facts are otherwise
 
pron
5.  something different in outcome: success or otherwise
 
usage  The expression otherwise than means in any other way than and should not be followed by an adjective: no-one taught by this method can be other than (not otherwise than) successful; you are not allowed to use the building otherwise than as a private dwelling

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otherwise
contracted from O.E. phrase on oðre wisan "in the other manner" (see other + -wise), which in M.E. became oþre wise, and mid-14c. oþerwise.
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