a prefix meaning "toward," "to," "on," "over," "against," orig. occurring in loanwords from Latin, but now used also, with the sense of "reversely," "inversely," to form Neo-Latin and English scientific terms: object; obligate; oblanceolate.
Also, o-, oc-, of-, op-.
[ME ( < OF) < L, repr. ob (prep.); in some scientific terms, < NL, L ob-]

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Universalium. 2010.

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