Obverse means the front or reverse of a reverse usually referring to coins or flags.

Recto and verso are the equivalent terms for front and back used for the pages of books.

The obverse of the American flag is the front of it. The reverse is the back.
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This describes a term which is not truly a reversal but is a change in emphasis in a sentence.
Add life to your years and years to your life is an obversal.
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The act of using a made up word that no-one else understands in order to sound intelligent or get higher marks in an oral presentation.
Marcus: "Woah, David just pulled a wicked Obversism on me."
David: "Bazinga."
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A metastate in which the obverse of the inverse metastate is not the original metastate.

The transformation of an idea (paradigm) to a thought (limina).
Obversion is literally the obverse of subversion.
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