Obvert
Obvert Ob*vert", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obverting}.] [L. obvertere; ob (see {Ob-}) + vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] To turn toward. [1913 Webster]

If its base be obverted towards us. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]


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  • obvert — [äb vʉrt′, əbvʉrt] vt. [L obvertere: see OBVERSE] 1. to turn so that the main surface or a different surface is shown 2. Logic to state the obverse of (a proposition) …   English World dictionary

  • obvert — /ob verrt /, v.t. 1. to turn (something) so as to show a different surface. 2. Logic. to change (a proposition) by obversion. [1615 25; < L obvertere to turn toward, equiv. to ob OB + vertere to turn] * * * …   Universalium

  • obvert — verb To turn so as to show another side See Also: obverse, obversion …   Wiktionary

  • obvert — É‘b vÉœrt /É’b vɜːt v. turn over; say the opposite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obvert — verb Logic alter (a proposition) so as to infer another proposition with a contradictory predicate, e.g. ‘no men are immortal’ to ‘all men are mortal’. Derivatives obversion noun Origin C17: from L. obvertere, from ob towards + vertere to turn …   English new terms dictionary

  • obvert — ob·vert …   English syllables

  • obvert — /ɒbˈvɜt/ (say ob vert) verb (t) 1. to turn (something) towards an object. 2. Logic to change (a proposition) by obversion. {Latin obvertere turn towards or against} …   Australian English dictionary

  • obvert —   v.t. turn; alter.    ♦ obversion, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obvert — v.tr. Logic alter (a proposition) so as to infer another proposition with a contradictory predicate, e.g. no men are immortal to all men are mortal. Derivatives: obversion n. Etymology: L obvertere obvers (as OB , vertere turn) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obverted — Obvert Ob*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obverting}.] [L. obvertere; ob (see {Ob }) + vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] To turn toward. [1913 Webster] If its base be obverted towards us. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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