Obverse

Definition of Obverse

Ob`verse´   Pronunciation: ǒb`vẽrs´
a.1.Having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than the top, as a leaf.
n.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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