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adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈʌð·ərˌwɑɪz/
differently, or in another way: Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain Parts of the company will be sold or otherwise dismantled. Otherwise also means except for what was just referred to: I like working outside when it’s warm, but otherwise I stay indoors.


conjunction  us   /ˈʌð·ərˌwɑɪz/
if not; or else: Tell me if you want it, otherwise I’ll give it to Freya.
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