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Definitions of inverse

  1. inversely related; "1/2 is the inverse of 2" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (math) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the inverse of 7 is 1/7 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (mathematics) varying in a manner opposite to that of another quantity; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Opposite in nature and effect; -- said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. The symbol of an inverse operation is the symbol of the direct operation with -1 as an index. Thus sin-1 x means the arc whose sine is x. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. That which is inverse. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; - opposed to direct. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Opposite in nature and effect; - said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Opposite in tendency, direction, or effect; turned upside down. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Inverted: in the reverse or contrary order: opposite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. INVERSELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. In the opposite or contrary order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Opposite in order or effect; inverted; reciprocal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Inverted; reciprocal. Inverse ratio, the ratio of the reciprocals of two quantities. Inverse proportion, an equality between a direct ratio and an inverse ratio; the rule of three or proportion, applied in a reverse or contrary order. See Invert. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Placed in contrary order; opposed to direct; in bot., having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of what is usual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; -- opposed to direct. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. C, a function g : C-> D is called a left inverse for f if for all d in D, g (f d)= d and a right inverse if, for all c in C, f (g c) = c and aninverse if both conditions hold. Only an injection has aleft inverse, only a surjection has a right inverse and onlya bijection has inverses. The inverse of f is often writtenas f with a -1 superscript. foldoc_fs
  21. in-v[.e]rs', adj. inverted: in the reverse or contrary order: opposite, inverted--opp. to Direct: (math.) opposite in effect, of one operation that annuls the effect of another, as subtraction to addition, &c.--n. an inverted state, a direct opposite.--adv. INVERSE'LY.--n. INVER'SION, the act of inverting: the state of being inverted: a change of order or position.--adj. INVER'SIVE. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Inverted in position, order, or relations; i. ratio, proportion, (between two quantities one of which increases as the other decreases); (n.) inverted state, thing that is the direct opposite (of another). Hence inversely adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Inverted, reciprocal, opposed to direct. Complete Dictionary

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