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obverse

ob·verse

obverse

pronunciation:
b vuhrs
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the face, front, or principal surface of anything, esp. of a coin, medal, or the like. (Cf. reverse).
The obverse side of a U.S. quarter features the image of George Washington.
definition 2: the more prominent or conspicuous of two alternatives.
definition 3: the counterpart, as to a proposition in logic.
The obverse of "All water runs downhill" is "No water runs uphill."
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a side or surface, turned toward or facing the observer.
definition 2: in relation to something else as a counterpart or complement.