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converse

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noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of converse

  1. 1 archaic :  social interaction

  2. 2 :  conversation

Origin and Etymology of converse

Middle English convers, from Anglo-French converse, from converser


First Known Use: 15th century


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converse

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Definition of converse

conversed

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conversing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic a :  to have acquaintance or familiarityb :  to become occupied or engaged

  3. 2a :  to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech :  talkb :  to carry on an exchange similar to a conversation (as with a computer)

converser

play \-ˈvər-sər\ noun

Examples of converse in a sentence

  1. They conversed quietly in the corner of the room.

  2. At home we often converse in Spanish.

Origin and Etymology of converse

Middle English, to live (with), from Anglo-French converser, from Latin conversari


First Known Use: 1520


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converse

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noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of converse

  1. :  something reversed in order, relation, or action: such asa :  a theorem formed by interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theoremb :  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 and Etymology of converse

Latin conversus, past participle of convertere —see 1convert


First Known Use: 1570

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


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converse

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adjective con·verse \kən-ˈvərs, ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of converse

  1. 1 :  reversed in order, relation, or action Socrates, while he said that the true tragic writer was also an artist in comedy, did not lay down the converse proposition that the true comic writer is also an artist in tragedy. — Samuel Alexander

  2. 2 :  being a logical or mathematical converse the converse theorem

conversely

adverb

Examples of converse in a sentence

  1. One must also consider the converse case.

Origin and Etymology of converse

see 3converse


First Known Use: 1794



CONVERSE Defined for English Language Learners


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converse

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Definition of converse for English Language Learners

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


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converse

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adjective con·verse \kən-ˈvərs, ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of converse for English Language Learners

  • : opposite or reverse


CONVERSE Defined for Kids

converse

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Definition of converse for Students

conversed

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conversing

  1. :  to talk to another person or to other people



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