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Definition of Obverse

Obverse: The opposite, the opposite side, the counterpart.

For example, mania is thought of as the obverse of depression just as heads is the obverse of tails on a coin.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18075
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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