how to pronounce obverse


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obverse is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of obverse


  1. Turned or facing toward the observer.
  2. Having the base, or end next to the attachment, narrower than the top.
  3. Corresponding; complementary.


  1. A proposition obtained by obversion, e.g. All men are mortal => No man is immortal.
  2. The heads side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that has the principal design.

obverse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word obverse occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics obverse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obverse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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