vice versa

vice versa

[vahy-suh vur-suh, vahys, vahy-see]
adverb
in reverse order from the way something has been stated; the other way around: She dislikes me, and vice versa. Copernicus was the first to suggest that the earth revolves around the sun, and not vice versa. conversely, contrariwise, inversely.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin, equivalent to vice vice3 + versā, ablative singular feminine of versus, past participle of vertere to turn

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vice versa (ˈvaɪsɪ ˈvɜːsə)
 
adv
with the order reversed; the other way around
 
[C17: from Latin: relations being reversed, from vicis change + vertere to turn]

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vice versa
1601, from L., from vice, ablative of vicis "a turn, change" (see vicarious) + versa, fem. abl. sing. of versus, pp. of vertere "to turn, turn about" (see versus).
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