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Meaning of Vice versa
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is as follows:

 "Being reversed"

Definition of Vice versa
The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to something being reversed or the other way round. An example of this Latin expression is "He loves her and vice versa." A position that is turned around. This Latin phrase has been used as titles or names of movies, books, bands and songs.

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Examples of "Vice versa"
Examples of the use of the famous Latin phrase "Vice versa" can be found in schools and in the modern workplace. The saying has also been used to inspire writers and musicians. This famous Latin phrase first inspired the English novelist Thomas Anstey Guthrie who wrote a comic novel entitled 'Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers' in which a father and son reversed their roles in life. This idea inspired movie makers to make films based on this concept of role reversal. The first Vice Versa movie was made in 1948 and featured a very young Anthony Newley as the son. A famous re-make of the movie was released in 1988 and starred Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold and as the son and the father. The movie "Big" starring Tom Hanks used a Vice Versa theme relating to age change or reversal.

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Vice versa
The popular Latin phrase or expression "Vice versa" is
so familiar that it has become part of our own, English language. The roots of this famous Latin expression lay with the language of the ancient Romans. The meaning of the expression is "Being reversed".

The Latin language spread throughout the western world and was taught in schools and spoken by the greatest scholars. The use of this expression was so useful and popular that it has survived the passing of time, the phrase is one of our 'Latin legacies'.

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& vice-versa"


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