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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Example sentences
All positions are tenure-track except where otherwise noted.
Otherwise the economy may suffer a deep recession which will cut the tax
  revenues governments need to service their own debt.
Unless otherwise noted, the compounds mentioned below are in the early stages
  of human testing.
The housing is too cheap and the folks are too kind for it to be otherwise.
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