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Meaning of CONVERSE

Pronunciation:  [adj]kun'vurs, [n]'kânvurs, [v]kun'vurs, 'kânvurs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a proposition obtained by conversion
  2. [adj]  turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters"
  3. [adj]  of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
  4. [v]  carry on a conversation

CONVERSE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: antonymous, backward, discourse, reversed, transposed
 See Also: argue, chaffer, chat, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, contend, debate, fence, gossip, interview, jaw, natter, proposition, question, speak, talk, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*verse"\ (k[o^]n*v[~e]rs"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Conversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conversing}.] [F. converser, L.
    conversari to associate with; con- + versari to be turned, to
    live, remain, fr. versare to turn often, v. intens. of
    vertere to turn See {Convert}.]
    1. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune;
       -- followed by with.
             To seek the distant hills, and there converse With
             nature.                               --Thomson.
             Conversing with the world, we use the world's
             fashions.                             --Sir W.
             But to converse with heaven - This is not easy.
    2. To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts
       and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; --
       followed by with before a person; by on, about,
       concerning, etc., before a thing.
             Companions That do converse and waste the time
             together.                             --Shak.
             We had conversed so often on that subject. --Dryden.
    3. To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; --
       said of things.
             According as the objects they converse with afford
             greater or less variety.              --Locke.
    Syn: To associate; commune; discourse; talk; chat.
  2. \Con"verse\, n.
    1. Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate
       association. --Glanvill.
             ``T is but to hold Converse with Nature's charms,
             and view her stores unrolled.         --Byron.
    2. Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views;
       conversation; chat.
             Formed by thy converse happily to steer From grave
             to gay, from lively to severe.        --Pope.
  3. \Con"verse\, a. [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See
    Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as,
    a converse proposition.
  4. \Con"verse\, n.
    1. (Logic) A proposition which arises from interchanging the
       terms of another, as by putting the predicate for the
       subject, and the subject for the predicate; as, no virtue
       is vice, no vice is virtue.
    Note: It should not (as is often done) be confounded with the
          contrary or opposite of a proposition, which is formed
          by introducing the negative not or no.
    2. (Math.) A proposition in which, after a conclusion from
       something supposed has been drawn, the order is inverted,
       making the conclusion the supposition or premises, what
       was first supposed becoming now the conclusion or
       inference. Thus, if two sides of a sides of a triangle are
       equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal; and the
       converse is true, i.e., if these angles are equal, the two
       sides are equal.
Computing Dictionary

The truth of a proposition of the form A => B and its converse B => A are shown in the following truth table:

        A   B | A => B   B => A
        f   f |          t           t
        f   t |          t           f
        t   f |          f           t
        t   t |          t           t

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