There are 2 definitions of converse in English:

converse1

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verb

Pronunciation: /kənˈvəːs
 
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[no object]

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnvəːs
 
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  • Conversation: his converse at such seasons was always elevating [count noun]: it will be difficult in these converses not to talk of secular matter
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    • He was neither a wit nor a brilliant raconteur, neither well-read nor well-educated, and he made no great contribution to enlightened social converse.
    • With that he disappeared back into the kitchen and he heard the low tones of converse resume.

Derivatives

converser

Pronunciation: /kənˈvəːsə/
noun
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  • She sat facing the space between the conversers pouring tea for them when their cups were empty.
  • He's not exactly the best converser in the world.
  • Her converser let out a quick breath, almost a scoff.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'live among, be familiar with'): from Old French converser, from Latin conversari 'keep company (with'), from con- 'with' + versare, frequentative of vertere 'to turn'. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 17th century.

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There are 2 definitions of converse in English:

converse2

Line breaks: con|verse
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnvəːs
 
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noun

  • 1A situation, object, or statement that is the reverse of another or corresponds to it but with certain terms transposed: if spirituality is properly political, the converse is also true: politics is properly spiritual
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    • The present paper is concerned with the converse: situations in which actions influence the perception of stimuli.
    • They say politics makes strange bedfellows, but the converse may also be true.
    • Unfortunately for translators, and for readers of Goethe unfamiliar with German, the converse is also true: the poetry of the German language is of the essence of Goethe.
    Synonyms
    opposite, reverse, obverse, inverse, contrary, antithesis; other side of the coin; Italian per contra
    informal flip side
  • 1.1 Mathematics A theorem whose hypothesis and conclusion are the conclusion and hypothesis of another.
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    • Desargues's Theorem and its converse are of the first importance to mathematicians by reason of their complete generality.
    • The next year, Littlewood proved a profound converse of a famous theorem of Norwegian mathematician Abel on the summation of series.
    • A complete characterization of this quotient ring and a short proof of the converse can be found in.

adjective

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Origin

late Middle English: from Latin conversus 'turned about', past participle of convertere (see convert).

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