One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With the main items in the preceding statement the other way around.‘science must be at the service of man, and not vice versa’
conversely, inversely, the other way round, contrariwise, oppositely, in reverse, reciprocallyView synonyms
- ‘You can only compose if you understand how to conduct and vice versa.’
- ‘Please view the italics as simply the opposite of the regular format, and vice versa.’
- ‘I don't have a bone to pick with them and vice versa.’
- ‘But Clay knows I know him better than anyone else possibly could, and vice versa.’
- ‘Everett knew everything about her, and vice versa.’
- ‘Yuki introduced Kisho to everyone and vice versa.’
- ‘It was now both of their turns to watch out, so as Megan stepped she would look down the hall on Marvolo's side and vice versa.’
- ‘I wanted HIM to come running to ME, not vice versa.’
Early 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘in-turned position’.
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