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Meaning of obverse

ob•verse

Pronunciation: (n.ob'vûrsadj.ob&sylpvûrs', ob'vûrs), [key]
— 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.
—adj.
  1. facing the observer.
  2. corresponding to something else as a counterpart.
  3. having the base narrower than the top, as a leaf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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