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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oth·er·wise /-ˌwaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oth·er·wise adv.
 1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.
 Thy father was a worthy prince,
 And merited, alas! a better fate;
 But Heaven thought otherwise.   --Addison.
 2. In other respects.
    It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard of society.   --Hooker.
 3. In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
 Note:Otherwise, like so and thus, may be used as a substitute for the opposite of a previous adjective, noun, etc.
    Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me.   --2 Cor. xi. 16.
    Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise.   --Fielding.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : other than as supposed or expected; "the outcome was
      adv 1: in other respects or ways; "he is otherwise normal"; "the
             funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise
             hopeless situation"
      2: in another and different manner; "very soon you will know
         differently"; "she thought otherwise" [syn: differently]