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verb (used with object)
  1. to turn (something) so as to show a different surface.
  2. 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
Related formsun·ob·vert·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for obvert

Historical Examples

  • To reduce it ostensively let us call it Faksnoko, where k means 'obvert the foregoing premise.'


    Carveth Read

British Dictionary definitions for obvert


verb (tr)
  1. logic to deduce the obverse of (a proposition)
  2. rare to turn so as to show the main or other side
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Derived Formsobversion, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin obvertere to turn towards; see obverse
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