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Converse

[kon-vurs] /ˈkɒn vɜrs/
noun
1.
Frederick Shepherd
[shep-erd] /ˈʃɛp ərd/ (Show IPA),
1871–1940, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for f shepherd converse

converse1

verb (kənˈvɜːs) (intransitive) often foll by with
1.
to engage in conversation (with)
2.
to commune spiritually (with)
3.
(obsolete)
  1. to associate; consort
  2. to have sexual intercourse
noun (ˈkɒnvɜːs)
4.
conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with)
5.
(obsolete)
  1. fellowship or acquaintance
  2. sexual intercourse
Derived Forms
converser, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī to keep company with, from conversāre to turn constantly, from vertere to turn

converse2

/ˈkɒnvɜːs/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
noun
2.
something that is opposite or contrary
3.
(logic)
  1. a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate, as no bad man is bald from no bald man is bad
  2. a proposition so derived, possibly by weakening a universal proposition to the corresponding particular, as some socialists are rich from all rich men are socialists
4.
(logic, maths) a relation that holds between two relata only when a given relation holds between them in reverse order: thus father of is the converse of son of
Word Origin
C16: from Latin conversus turned around; see converse1
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Word Origin and History for f shepherd converse

converse

v.

"to communicate (with)," 1590s; earlier "to move about, live, dwell" (mid-14c.), from Old French converser "to talk" (12c.), from Latin conversari (see conversation). Related: Conversed; conversing.

adj.

"exact opposite," 1560s, from Latin conversus "turn around," past participle of convertere "to turn about" (see convert). Originally mathematical. The noun is attested from 1550s in mathematics. Related: Conversely.

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Encyclopedia Article for f shepherd converse

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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