Definition of contrariwise adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈtreəriwaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtreriwaɪz//
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  1. 1used at the beginning of a sentence or clause to introduce a contrast You can only vote if you are a member. Contrariwise, not all members have the right to vote.
  2. 2in the opposite way It worked contrariwise—first you dialled the number, then you put the money in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contrariwise