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Having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than the top, as a leaf.

Origin: L. Obversus, p.p. Of obvertere. See Obvert.

1. The face of a coin which has the principal image or inscription upon it; the other side being the reverse.

2. Anything necessarily involved in, or answering to, another; the more apparent or conspicuous of two possible sides, or of two corresponding things. The fact that it [a belief] invariably exists being the obverse of the fact that there is no alternative belief. (H. Spencer)

Origin: Cf.F. Obverse, obvers. See Obverse.