Ob*verse" (?), a. [L. obversus, p.p. of obvertere. See Obvert.]

Having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than the top, as a leaf.

 

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Ob"verse (?), n. [Cf.F. obverse, obvers. See Obverse, a.]

1.

The face of a coin which has the principal image or inscription upon it; -- the other side being the reverse.

2.

Anything necessarily involved in, or answering to, another; the more apparent or conspicuous of two possible sides, or of two corresponding things.

The fact that it [a belief] invariably exists being the obverse of the fact that there is no alternative belief. H. Spencer.

 

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