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UK [ˈkɒnvɜː(r)slɪ] / US [ˈkɑnˌvɜrslɪ] / US [kənˈvɜrslɪ] adverb
used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part

When the press was biased towards the political right, television coverage tended to lean to the left. Conversely, if the press swung heavily to the left, television would have to redress the balance by leaning to the right.

Some wrong answers were marked right and, conversely, some right answers had been rejected.


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