- a proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.
- the relation between two terms, one of which is related to the other in a given manner, as “younger than” to “older than.”
Origin of converse2
Related formscon·verse·ly [kuh n-vurs-lee, kon-vurs-] /kənˈvɜrs li, ˈkɒn vɜrs-/, adverb
Examples from the Web for conversely
Conversely, she noted that some African Americans are hostile to Muslims who own liquor stores in their communities.
Conversely, the way we get the Donald Sterlings of tomorrow is by shutting up the Mark Cubans of today.
Conversely, Cersei never consents on the show, and cries and objects throughout the scene.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’|Amy Zimmerman|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conversely, birth control prescriptions were 31 percent lower.
Conversely, the Divergent film is self-consciously, proudly progressive.Sex Won’t Kill Young Adult Heroines: ‘Divergent’ and Rape Culture|Amy Zimmerman|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Number one executes the attack, and number two parries; conversely, at command, number two attacks and number one parries.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911|United States War Department
Conversely, one who insisted on surviving him would in her next birth go into the body of some animal.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
Conversely tone faults may have a disastrous effect on one's chances to succeed.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
But, conversely, the opportunities must be given in order to call forth the response.Liberalism|L. T. Hobhouse
Conversely a decrease in demand is represented by a movement from dd' to DD', and the new price is seen to be less than the old.Supply and Demand|Hubert D. Henderson
British Dictionary definitions for conversely (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for conversely (2 of 3)
verb (kənˈvɜːs) (intr often foll by with)
- to associate; consort
- to have sexual intercourse
- fellowship or acquaintance
- sexual intercourse
Derived Formsconverser, noun
Word Origin for converse
British Dictionary definitions for conversely (3 of 3)
- a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate, as no bad man is bald from no bald man is bad
- a proposition so derived, possibly by weakening a universal proposition to the corresponding particular, as some socialists are rich from all rich men are socialists