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converse


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converse  \Con"verse\,  a.  [L.  conversus  p.  p.  of  convertere.  See 
  {Convert}.] 
  Turned  about  reversed  in  order  or  relation;  reciprocal;  as 
  a  converse  proposition. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converse  \Con"verse\,  n. 
  1.  (Logic)  A  proposition  which  arises  from  interchanging  the 
  terms  of  another,  as  by  putting  the  predicate  for  the 
  subject,  and  the  subject  for  the  predicate;  as  no  virtue 
  is  vice,  no  vice  is  virtue. 
 
  Note:  It  should  not  (as  is  often  done)  be  confounded  with  the 
  contrary  or  opposite  of  a  proposition,  which  is  formed 
  by  introducing  the  negative  not  or  no 
 
  2.  (Math.)  A  proposition  in  which  after  a  conclusion  from 
  something  supposed  has  been  drawn,  the  order  is  inverted, 
  making  the  conclusion  the  supposition  or  premises,  what 
  was  first  supposed  becoming  now  the  conclusion  or 
  inference.  Thus  if  two  sides  of  a  sides  of  a  triangle  are 
  equal,  the  angles  opposite  the  sides  are  equal;  and  the 
  converse  is  true,  i.e.,  if  these  angles  are  equal,  the  two 
  sides  are  equal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converse  \Con"verse\,  n. 
  1.  Frequent  intercourse;  familiar  communion;  intimate 
  association.  --Glanvill. 
 
  ``T  is  but  to  hold  Converse  with  Nature's  charms, 
  and  view  her  stores  unrolled.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  Familiar  discourse;  free  interchange  of  thoughts  or  views; 
  conversation;  chat. 
 
  Formed  by  thy  converse  happily  to  steer  From  grave 
  to  gay,  from  lively  to  severe.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converse  \Con*verse"\  (k[o^]n*v[~e]rs"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Conversed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Conversing}.]  [F.  converser,  L. 
  conversari  to  associate  with  con-  +  versari  to  be  turned,  to 
  live,  remain,  fr  versare  to  turn  often  v.  intens.  of 
  vertere  to  turn  See  {Convert}.] 
  1.  To  keep  company;  to  hold  intimate  intercourse;  to  commune; 
  --  followed  by  with 
 
  To  seek  the  distant  hills,  and  there  converse  With 
  nature.  --Thomson. 
 
  Conversing  with  the  world,  we  use  the  world's 
  fashions.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  But  to  converse  with  heaven  -  This  is  not  easy. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  engage  in  familiar  colloquy;  to  interchange  thoughts 
  and  opinions  in  a  free  informal  manner;  to  chat;  -- 
  followed  by  with  before  a  person;  by  on  about 
  concerning,  etc.,  before  a  thing 
 
  Companions  That  do  converse  and  waste  the  time 
  together.  --Shak. 
 
  We  had  conversed  so  often  on  that  subject.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  have  knowledge  of  from  long  intercourse  or  study;  -- 
  said  of  things 
 
  According  as  the  objects  they  converse  with  afford 
  greater  or  less  variety.  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  associate;  commune;  discourse;  talk;  chat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  converse 
  adj  1:  of  words  so  related  that  one  reverses  the  relation  denoted 
  by  the  other  "`parental'  and  `filial'  are  converse 
  terms" 
  2:  turned  about  in  order  or  relation;  "transposed  letters" 
  [syn:  {reversed},  {transposed}] 
  n  :  (logic)  a  proposition  obtained  by  conversion 
  v  :  carry  on  a  conversation  [syn:  {discourse}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Converse,  IN  (town,  FIPS  14986) 
  Location:  40.57994  N,  85.87791  W 
  Population  (1990):  1144  (506  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  46919 
  Converse,  LA  (village,  FIPS  17215) 
  Location:  31.78036  N,  93.69979  W 
  Population  (1990):  436  (191  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Converse,  TX  (city,  FIPS  16468) 
  Location:  29.51375  N,  98.31185  W 
  Population  (1990):  8887  (3035  housing  units) 
  Area:  13.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  78109 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  converse 
 
  The  truth  of  a  {proposition}  of  the  form  A  =>  B  and  its 
  converse  B  =>  A  are  shown  in  the  following  truth  table: 
 
  A  B  |  A  =>  B  B  =>  A 
  ------+---------------- 
  f  f  |  t  t 
  f  t  |  t  f 
  t  f  |  f  t 
  t  t  |  t  t 
 
 




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