American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. With the order or meaning reversed; conversely.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The order being changed. The phrase has the complete force of a proposition, being as much as to say that upon a transposition of antecedents the consequents are also transposed.
- adv. with the order reversed
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Latin vice versā : vice, ablative of *vix, position + versā, feminine ablative of versus, past participle of vertere, to turn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The thought of Bubbe on top of Roy or vice versa was a horrid vision, one that would be followed by an entire mental slide show of grotesque horrors, catalogued by my “Morbid Thought Disorder,” which began at age three, after viewing Holocaust films and photographs on Bubbe Mary’s TV.”
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Latin terms sometimes more commonly known in English by their abbreviations alone.
Latin words, phrases, or abbreviations still used in modern English.
Very basic words for ESL students.
Latin is, for all intents and purposes, a dead language. Yet its ghost continues to haunt those of us who speak English.
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