[ ob-vurt ]
/ ɒbˈvɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to turn (something) so as to show a different surface.
Logic. to change (a proposition) by obversion.

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

  • 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) /

verb (tr)

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

Word Origin for obvert

C17: from Latin obvertere to turn towards; see obverse
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