from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With the order or meaning reversed; conversely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. The same but with the two things or people mentioned reversed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The order being changed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with the order reversed


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)
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)


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