• Corresponding; complementary.

    "When you speak clearly, people understand you. If you don't mumble, the obverse effect is observed."

  • Turned or facing toward the observer.

    "The obverse side of the gravestone has the inscription."

  • (botany) Having the base, or end next to the attachment, narrower than the top.

    "an obverse leaf"


  • (logic) The double negative of a statement e.g. All men are mortal => No man is immortal
  • The heads side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that has the principal design.

    "The medal had a cross on the obverse and had a name inscribed on the reverse."

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