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Inverse; inversely: obcordate.
inverse or inversely: obovate.
[from Old French, from Latin ob. In compound words of Latin origin, ob- (and oc-, of-, op-) indicates: to, towards (object); against (oppose); away from (obsolete); before (obstetric); down, over (obtect); for the sake of (obsecrate); and is used as an intensifier (oblong)]
1. a river in the W Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Ob. 2500 mi. (4025 km) long.
2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
1. Also, obMed.
2. off Broadway.
a prefix meaning “toward,” “to,” “on,” “over,” “against,” occurring in loanwords from Latin; used also, with the senses “reversely,” “inversely,” to form New Latin and English scientific terms: object; obligate; oblanceolate.Also, o-, oc-, of-, op-.
[Middle English (< Old French) < Latin, representing ob (preposition); in some scientific terms, < New Latin, Latin ob-]
1. he died; she died.
[< Latin obiit]
[< Latin obiter]