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/ ɒbˈvɜrt /
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verb (used with object)
to turn (something) so as to show a different surface.
Logic. to change (a proposition) by obversion.
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Origin of obvert
1615–25; <Latin obvertere to turn toward, equivalent to ob-ob- + vertere to turn
OTHER WORDS FROM obvertun·ob·vert·ed, adjective
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To reduce it ostensively let us call it Faksnoko, where k means 'obvert the foregoing premise.'Logic|Carveth Read
British Dictionary definitions for obvert
/ (ɒbˈvɜːt) /
logic to deduce the obverse of (a proposition)
rare to turn so as to show the main or other side
Derived forms of obvertobversion, noun
Word Origin for obvert
C17: from Latin obvertere to turn towards; see obverse
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