converse


1con·verse

noun \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of CONVERSE

1
archaic :  social interaction

Origin of CONVERSE

Middle English convers, from Anglo-French converse, from converser
First Known Use: 15th century

2con·verse

intransitive verb \kən-ˈvərs\

: to talk usually informally with someone : to have a conversation

con·versedcon·vers·ing

Full Definition of CONVERSE

1
archaic
a :  to have acquaintance or familiarity
b :  to become occupied or engaged
2
a :  to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech :  talk
b :  to carry on an exchange similar to a conversation (as with a computer)
con·vers·er \-ˈvər-sər\ noun

Examples of CONVERSE

  1. They conversed quietly in the corner of the room.
  2. At home we often converse in Spanish.

Origin of CONVERSE

Middle English, to live (with), from Anglo-French converser, from Latin conversari
First Known Use: 1520

Related to CONVERSE

3con·verse

noun \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of CONVERSE

:  something reversed in order, relation, or action: as
a :  a theorem formed by interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theorem
b :  a proposition obtained by interchange of the subject and predicate of a given proposition <“no P is S ” is the converse of “no S is P ”>

Origin of CONVERSE

Latin conversus, past participle of convertere
First Known Use: 1570

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

4con·verse

adjective \kən-ˈvərs, ˈkän-ˌ\

: opposite or reverse

Full Definition of CONVERSE

1
:  reversed in order, relation, or action
2
:  being a logical or mathematical converse <the converse theorem>
con·verse·ly adverb

Examples of CONVERSE

  1. One must also consider the converse case.

First Known Use of CONVERSE

1794

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