the converse

Definition of the converse

formal
:something that is the opposite of something else
  • They need our help, but the converse is also true: we need their help as well.

Word by Word Definitions

converse play
  1. : social interaction

  2. : conversation

  1. : to have acquaintance or familiarity

  2. : to become occupied or engaged

  3. : to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech : talk

  1. : something reversed in order, relation, or action: such as

  2. : a theorem formed by interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theorem

  3. : a proposition obtained by interchange of the subject and predicate of a given proposition

  1. : reversed in order, relation, or action

  2. : being a logical or mathematical converse


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