# obverse

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obverse
obverse (top) and reverse (bottom) of a Polish zloty coin

## ob·verse

(ŏb-vûrs′, əb-, ŏb′vûrs′)
1. Facing or turned toward the observer: the obverse side of a statue.
2. Serving as a counterpart or complement.
n. (ŏb′vûrs′, ŏb-vûrs′, əb-)
1. The side of a coin, medal, or badge that bears the principal stamp or design.
2. The more conspicuous of two possible alternatives, cases, or sides: the obverse of this issue.
3. Logic The counterpart of a proposition obtained by exchanging the affirmative for the negative quality of the whole proposition and then negating the predicate: The obverse of "Every act is predictable" is "No act is unpredictable."

[Latin obversus, past participle of obvertere, to turn toward; see obvert.]

## obverse

(ˈɒbvɜːs)
1. facing or turned towards the observer
2. forming or serving as a counterpart
3. (Botany) (of certain plant leaves) narrower at the base than at the top
n
4. a counterpart or complement
5. the side of a coin that bears the main design or device. Compare reverse15
6. (Logic) logic a categorial proposition derived from another by replacing the original predicate by its negation and changing the proposition from affirmative to negative or vice versa, as no sum is correct from every sum is incorrect
[C17: from Latin obversus turned towards, past participle of obvertere, from ob- to + vertere to turn]
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## ob•verse

(n. ˈɒb vɜrs; adj. ɒbˈvɜrs, ˈɒb vɜrs)

n.
1. the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design (opposed to reverse).
2. the front or principal surface of anything.
3. a counterpart.
4. a proposition obtained from another by obversion.
5. facing the observer.
6. corresponding to something else as a counterpart.
7. having the base narrower than the top, as a leaf.
[1650–60; < Latin obversus turned toward or against, past participle of obvertere=ob- ob- + vertere to turn]

## obverse

- Its first meaning was "turned towards or facing the observer."

## obverse

, reverse - The side of a coin or medal with the main design is the obverse (head) and the other is the reverse (tail).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 obverse - the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides; "the obverse of this issue"alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse" 2 obverse - the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or designhead - (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as moneyverso, reverse - the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
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Translations
forsidevendt fram

## obverse

[ˈɒbvɜːs]
B. N (fig) →
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## obverse

[ˈɒbvɜːrs] n
[medal, coin] →
(= opposite) →
his true personality being the obverse of his outer image → sa vraie personnalité étant le revers de l'image qu'il donne
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## obverse

n
(of coin)Vorderseite f, → Avers m (spec)
(of statement, truth)andere Seite, Kehrseite f
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## obverse

[ˈɒbvɜːs] n (frm) →
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References in classic literature ?
The tenderness of his universal charity had two phases as indissolubly joined and connected as the reverse and obverse sides of a medal.
It has been pointed out that one of the results of the extraordinary tyranny of authority is that words are absolutely distorted from their proper and simple meaning, and are used to express the obverse of their right signification.
The earlier silver coins carried a portrait of goddess Athena on the obverse and the figure of an owl on the reverse.
4 What is the common name for the obverse of a coin?
This same pattern surrounds the Susanna Blunt effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
Both coins will have an official emblem of the game on the obverse side.
Each chip contains three sides (obverse or front, reverse or back, and side or rim), so a total of n = 78 tests were performed: 39 for the used chips, and 39 for the control group (never-used chips).
Two had Queen Victoria on the obverse with names of battles in South Africa on bars attached to the ribbons, the other three had George V.
OBVERSE: The waxing crescent moon and five-pointed star facing North West in rising position is in the center.
Independent researchers analyze 788 specimens struck from 81 obverse and 222 reverse dies at Tiberias for Herod Antipas when he ruled Galilee and Perea during the 1st century.

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