Vice versa is a Latin phrase meaning "with the order reversed" or "the other way round".
- The word vice in this phrase is the ablative of the Latin noun vicis (meaning 'interchange', 'alternation', 'succession'). This may explain its pronunciation, with two syllables: 'VICE-eh' (IPA: /ˈvaɪs ə/); some older speakers may use the church pronunciation 'VEE-tchay' (IPA: /ˈviː tʃe/), or the older tradition in Britain 'VEE-kay' (IPA: /ˈviː ke/).
Vice versa (properly written in italic as it is a Latin phrase) means 'with the order reversed', and is used to say that the reverse of what the writer has just said is true, or that the audience should take these remarks or orders in both directions. For example "Rangers fans hate Celtic fans, and vice versa" means that Rangers fans hate Celtic fans and Celtic fans hate Rangers fans (the feeling of hatred is mutual); "You can get return tickets from Hull to London, or vice versa" means that you can buy return tickets in either direction.
A related phrase is mutatis mutandis.