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oth·er·wise / ˈə[voicedth]ərˌwīz/ • adv. 1. in circumstances different from those present or considered: the collection brings visitors who might not come to the college otherwise. ∎  or else: I'm not motivated by money, otherwise I would have quit. 2. in other respects; apart from that: an otherwise totally black cat with a single white whisker. 3. in a different way: he means mischief—it's no good pretending otherwise | pretending that they are otherwise engaged. ∎  as an alternative: pre-Renaissance mathematician Leonardo Pisano, otherwise known as Fibonacci. • adj. in a different state or situation: if it were otherwise, we would be unable to acquire knowledge. PHRASES: or (or and) otherwise indicating the opposite of or a contrast to something stated: we don't want a president, elected or otherwise.

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otherwise •crabwise • slantwise • stepwise •lengthwise • streetwise • anywise •contrariwise • sidewise • likewise •clockwise, counterclockwise •crosswise • nowise • coastwise •soliloquize, ventriloquize •cornerwise • otherwise

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