Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To turn (something) so as to present another side or aspect to view.
  • transitive v. To alter the appearance of.
  • transitive v. Logic To subject (a proposition) to obversion.

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  • v. To turn so as to show another side

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To turn toward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn toward some person or thing, or toward a position regarded as the front.
  • In logic, to form or take the obverse of (a proposition).

Etymologies

Latin obvertere, to turn toward : ob-, toward; see ob- + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • So as to obvert the necessity of owning an automobile, a hybrid van will make periodic trips from the community to shopping malls, an airport, a bus terminal, a train station, and entertainment venues.

    The Maine Path to Sustainable Living

  • So as to obvert the necessity to own an automobile, a hybrid van will make periodic trips from the community to shopping malls, an airport, a bus terminal, a train station, and entertainment venues.

    A New Perspective on Sustainable Living

  • To reduce it ostensively let us call it Faksnoko, where k means 'obvert the foregoing premise.'

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • Again, by the principle of Excluded Middle, if any term be denied of a subject, its contradictory may be affirmed: to obvert negative propositions, then, the rule is -- Remove the negative sign, and for the predicate substitute its contradictory term.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • To obvert affirmative propositions, then, the rule is -- Insert the negative sign, and for the predicate substitute its contradictory term.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • Y; though, if we obvert it into _All X is some not-Y_, we have (in the same sense, of course, as in the above affirmative forms) X equated with part at least of 'not-Y.'

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • For E., when obverted, becomes A.; every A, when converted, degenerates into I.; every I., when obverted, becomes O.; O cannot be converted, and to obvert it again is merely to restore the former proposition: so that the whole process moves on to inevitable dissolution.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • I'm pretty sure (this time) that Civil3d doesn't allow that and Autodesk once told me that they intend to look into that. i've tried a few things and I just make the pipe style so that the invert and obvert do not plot.

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  • I like to use a profile layout, not only can you use slope labels, etc. but it makes it a snap if you need I.E. at short You're correct, Civil 3D will not do that. i've tried a few things and I just make the pipe style so that the invert and obvert do not plot.

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  • A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the obvert v. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.

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