Obversion

Ob*ver"sion

(b*vr"shn), n. [L. obversio a turning towards.] 1. The act of turning toward or downward.
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2. (Logic) The act of immediate inference, by which we deny the opposite of anything which has been affirmed; as, all men are mortal; then, by obversion, no men are immortal. This is also described as "immediate inference by privative conception." Bain.
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