converse^{1} | |
—vb (often foll by with) | |
1. | to engage in conversation (with) |
2. | to commune spiritually (with) |
3. | obsolete |
a. to associate; consort | |
b. to have sexual intercourse | |
—n | |
4. | conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with) |
5. | obsolete |
a. fellowship or acquaintance | |
b. sexual intercourse | |
[C16: from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī to keep company with, from conversāre to turn constantly, from vertere to turn] | |
con'verser^{1} | |
—n |
converse
in logic, the proposition resulting from an interchange of subject and predicate with each other. Thus, the converse of "No man is a pencil" is "No pencil is a man." In traditional syllogistics, generally only E (universal negative) and I (particular affirmative) propositions yield a valid converse. The converse of a relation R is the relation S such that xSy (y has the relation S to x) if, and only if, yRx (x has the relation R to y). If a relation is identical to its converse, it is symmetric
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