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con·verse1 • v. / kənˈvərs/ [intr.] engage in conversation. • n. / ˈkänˌvərs/ archaic conversation. DERIVATIVES: con·vers·er / kənˈvərsər/ n. con·verse2 / ˈkänˌvərs/ • n. a situation, object, or statement that is the reverse of another, or that corresponds to it but with certain terms transposed: if spirituality is properly political, the converse is also true: politics is properly spiritual. ∎  Math. a theorem whose hypothesis and conclusion are the conclusion and hypothesis of another. • adj. / ˈkänˌvərs; kənˈvərs/ having characteristics that are the reverse of something else already mentioned.

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converse 1 †dwell XIV; †associate familiarly with XVI; talk with XVII. — (O)F. converser †pass one's life, exchange words :- L. conversārī live, have intercourse, middle use of conversāre turn round, f. CON- + versāre, frequent. of vertere turn.
Hence as sb. †intercourse; conversation; communion. XVII.

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converse
1. of a conditional, P Q. The statement ¬P → ¬Q

where ¬ denotes negation. See also contrapositive, inverse.

2. of a binary relation. Another name for inverse.

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converse 2 proposition or relation turned round or upside down. XVI. — L. conversus, pp. of convertere CONVERT.

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converseamerce, asperse, averse, burse, coerce, converse, curse, diverse, Erse, hearse, immerse, intersperse, nurse, perse, perverse, purse, reimburse, submerse, terce, terse, transverse, verse, worse •commerce • wet nurse • sesterce •adverse • universe • obverse

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