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noun 
  1. The opposite or reverse.
  2. (logic) Of a proposition or theorem of the form "If A is true, then B is true" or (equivalently) "All Xs are Ys", the proposition or law "If B is true, then A is true" or "All Ys are Xs", respectively.
All trees are plants, but the converse, that all plants are trees, is not true.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: tegenovergestelde
Etymology: conversare, from con-Latin, con-, with + versareLatin, versare, to turn, from perfect passive participle versusLatin, versus, turned


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